The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin is the official gold bullion coin of Canada. Introduced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1979 to take advantage of the boycott on South African gold, the Gold Maple Leaf is famously known as the second-ever modern gold bullion coin offered to private investors. Today, 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins from varied years are available to you online at Silver.com with abrasions.
- Ships to you sealed in protective plastic flips!
- First issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1979!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 or .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of $50 (CAD) is fully backed by the Canadian government.
- Obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the sugar maple leaf design from Walter Ott.
- Available to you from varied years with abrasions present.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins were first issued in 1979 as a .999 fine gold content bullion coin. From 1979 to November 1982, the Gold Maple Leaf coins maintained that level of purity. Beginning in November 1982 with the production of 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins for 1983, the coins had a new purity level of .9999 gold content.
Silver.com offers these 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins to you with abrasions present on the elements or surfaces of the coin. Abrasions are the result of scuffing, scratching, and other contact between the coin and another coin or some other object. The result is minor flaws on the highest parts of the coin’s design elements and/or its background surfaces.
In this listing, Silver.com guarantees you’ll receive a 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coin, each one featuring some level of abrasions. We cannot guarantee the year of issue you’ll receive, as our warehouse team will pick your coins at the time your payment has been processed and the coins are packaged for shipping.
On the reverse of all 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins is the image of the nation’s official emblem. The sugar maple leaf has been a symbol of Canada since the 1700s when many of the provinces where French colonial assets. Today’s sugar maple leaf design originated on the Gold Maple Leaf in 1979 and was created then by Walter Ott.
The obverse of all Gold Maple Leafs includes an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. During her long reign and the four decades of production for the Gold Maple Leaf, three different portraits of Her Majesty have appeared. The 1979 to 1989 coins have Arnold Machin’s second-generation portrait. The 1990 to 2003 Gold Maple Leafs feature Dora de Pedery-Hunt’s third-generation design. All coins issued from 2004 onward include Susanna Blunt’s fourth-generation design.
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