The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is the official gold bullion coin of Canada, and serves as a measuring stick by which many other sovereign coins are often evaluated. Always struck in .9999 fine gold, these coins are instantly recognizable around the globe for their value and beautiful design. Right now, the 2017 ¼ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
More and more often investors are buying gold in fractionals to meet their needs because of their divisibility. Gold spot price changes frequently, but can always be divided or multiplied to get your fractional piece’s spot value.
- Ships to you in a plastic flip for individual coins or sealed sheets of 20 coins.
- 36th release of the ¼ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin.
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $10 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Reverse features the sugar maple leaf image.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
Each 2017 ¼ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin listed on Silver.com here today is in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice a range of minor flaws that include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins are some of the most diverse offerings in the precious metals industry. Available in just a 1 oz weight from 1979 to 1982, the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins were introduced in November of 1982 to expand the program, which now includes 1/2 oz, 1 Gram, and 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins.
On the reverse of the 2017 ¼ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin you’ll find the sugar maple leaf design that has appeared on the coins since their 1979 introduction. The maple leaf is the national emblem of Canada, appearing on its national flag, and was created for this coin by RCM engravers.
The obverse of all Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. From 1979 to 1989, an image of the 39-year-old Queen appeared on the obverse, followed by a 64-year-old depiction from 1990 to 2004. Susanna Blunt designed a new portrait of Her Majesty in 2003 that debuted on the Gold Maple Leaf in 2005 and continues to this day.
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908. It continues to operate its original facility in Ottawa, the federal capital city, as well as a new secondary location in Winnipeg that opened in the 1980s.
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