Few gold bullion coins are as popular as the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf. When it debuted in 1979, private gold investors had just one other coin to choose from in the form of the Gold South African Krugerrand. The Gold Maple Leaf would go on to set a trend other coins would seek to emulate with fractional-ounce coins offered in the 1980s and .9999 fine gold content after 1982. Today, 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leafs are available to you online at Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Available to ship to you inside of a protective plastic slab from the PCGS or NGC!
- Date marks chosen at random in this listing!
- 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 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II in various designs.
- The reverse features the sugar maple leaf from Walter Ott.
- Varied additional labels possible.
- Please keep in mind you could receive several matching items if you buy more than one.
The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin debuted with just a 1 oz gold coin available in 1979. From 1979 to November 1982, the series had only the 1 oz gold coin with .999 fine gold content available for investors. The series began to expand after November 1982, first introducing .9999 fine gold content to the coins and then rolling out a series of fractional-ounce coins through the 1980s and 1990s.
All of the 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leafs in this product listing come with a near-perfect grade from the PCGS or NGC. A Mint State 69 coin has full, original mint luster with no more than two minor detracting flaws present on the coins. Examples of acceptable flaws include only minuscule contact marks or hairlines.
This Silver.com listing offers the 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf at random. The date mark and potential additional labels, such as Early Release or First Strike, are all luck of the draw. We cannot guarantee the date mark or additional labels you might receive. If you buy multiples, it is possible all your coins will have the same date mark and additional labels. We also do not guarantee whether the PCGS or NGC issued the Mint State 69 grade. All coins are chosen at random once your payment is processed.
On the obverse of each 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Early coins in the series feature the Arnold Machin design in use through 1989. The third-generation design from Dora de Pedery-Hunt is featured on date marks of 1990 to 2002, while the fourth-generation Susanna Blunt portrait of the Queen is on date marks of 2003 to present.
The reverse will always feature the sugar maple leaf, the iconic national emblem of the nation of Canada. Walter Ott designed the sugar maple leaf element in 1979 for the debut of the coins and it remains in use to this day.
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