The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is one of the most popular coins in the world today, second only to the Gold American Eagle in terms of global visibility and demand. These coins were first introduced in 1979 to fill the void left when Western nations boycotted the South African Krugerrand. Right now, you can purchase varied 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins with .999 pure gold from Silver.com.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 pure gold.
- Face value of $50 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Struck only between 1979 and 1982.
- Features the first-generation image of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Available in varied conditions.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins hold the distinction of being the second gold bullion coin ever introduced. Prior to 1979, the South African Krugerrand coin was the only gold bullion coin available to investors around the globe. However, a Western economic boycott of South Africa’s apartheid government met a severe dip in the availability of the Krugerrand.
The Royal Canadian Mint stepped in to fill the void by producing a gold bullion coin with nationalistic symbols for sale to investors around the globe. The sugar maple leaf, a national emblem in Canada, was chosen for the reverse. Queen Elizabeth II’s image, as the head of state for Canada, was chosen for the obverse.
On the reverse side of each of these 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins you’ll find the iconic sugar maple leaf in the middle. It is surrounded by engravings of “Canada,” the purity of the coin, its metal content, and weight.
The obverse bears the right-profile portrait of a 39-year-old Queen Elizabeth II. Surrounding her are inscriptions of her name, the face value of the coin, and its year of issue.
Each of the coins in this product listing has a year of issue between 1979 and 1982. In November 1982, the Royal Canadian Mint increased the fineness of Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins to .9999 gold from .999. The coin you receive will be in varied condition and have a year of issue dependent upon availability at the time your order is fulfilled.
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