Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins from the Royal Canadian Mint represent the official gold bullion series for Canada. Introduced in 1979, the only coin older in the modern bullion investment market is the Gold Krugerrand from South Africa. Today, you have a chance to purchase a perfect condition 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin at Silver.com.
- Available to ship inside of protective plastic slabs from the NGC!
- Struck every year since 1979!
- Availability of certified perfect coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 or .9999 fine gold.
- The face value of $50 (CAD) is fully backed by the Canadian government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Comes with varied labels in the slab.
- Obverse features a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes Walter Ott’s sugar maple leaf design.
The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin was released by the Royal Canadian Mint to compete with the Gold South African Krugerrand in 1979. The coin was originally available only in 1 oz gold and was offered with just .999 fine gold content. This continued through November 1982, at which point the RCM boosted the coin’s gold content to .9999 fine gold to make it the first gold bullion coin of its kind with 24-karat gold content.
All 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins available to you here today come with a Mint State 70 certification from the NGC. Coins in MS70 condition have full, original mint luster and lack any type of detracting flaws on the surface areas or design elements of the coin.
This Silver.com listing offers the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf with varied labels possibly featured within the protective plastic slab. The most common labels for bullion coins are Early Release and First Day of Issue. These labels indicate the timing of the coin’s arrival for grading, with the latter indicating that the coins were received within the first 24 hours of their initial release date from the Royal Canadian Mint.
On the obverse of all 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured in right-profile relief on the obverse of all Canadian coins dating back to 1953 when she officially ascended the throne of England. These coins could feature one of three different designs. These include the second-generation design (1979-1989), Dora de Pedery-Hunt’s design (1990-2002), or Susanna Blunt’s design (2003-present).
The reverse of Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins includes the sugar maple leaf. The official emblem of Canada, this sugar maple leaf image was created in 1979 by Walter Ott for use on the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf and is now used on all versions in the Canadian Maple Leaf Series.
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