1979 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins - Silver.com™
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1979 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins

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The Royal Canadian Mint is known for its brilliant designs and the purity of its gold. This was definitely true of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins, first issued in 1979. This Gold Maple Leaf coin is 99.9% pure gold. It is the official gold bullion coin of Canada, and by far the most famous of the Canadian Gold coins. While initially minted in only the 1 oz denomination, several fractional denominations were added in subsequent years. The weight and purity of each coin are guaranteed by the Canadian Government. The 1979 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is available for purchase online at Silver.com right now!

Coin Highlights:

  • Arrives in a protective plastic flip!
  • 1st issue of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin!
  • Consists of 1 Troy ounce of .999 fine gold.
  • Has a face value of $50 (CAD) backed by the Government of Canada.
  • The obverse features a profile of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse features the Maple Leaf.

In this inaugural year of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin, its obverse features the right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II. This version of Her Majesty depicts the Queen at 39 years of age, and wearing her crown. Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom in 1952. Since that time, various versions of Her Majesty have been highlighted on the obverse of all Canadian coinage, including one without a crown.

This inaugural version of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin has a reverse featuring the Maple Leaf design created by master engraver Walter Ott. Ott created this design for the Royal Canadian Mint in 1979. It has remained basically unchanged, and has been used as the design for all versions of the Canadian Maple Leaf coins. Being a symbol of pride and nationalism for Canadians, the Maple Leaf is considered to be the unofficial emblem of Canada.

Founded in Ottawa in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint is the official sovereign mint of Canada. All of Canada’s circulation coins are produced here as well as the manufacturing of circulation coins of other nations. The RCM is a government organization with a mix of commercial and public-policy responsibilities.

Since its debut in 1979, the RCM has issued the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin annually. Due to the consistency of its design and mintage, the Gold Maple Leafs are considered to be the standard by which other 24-karat gold bullion coins are judged. They are deemed legal tender. Initially, they were minted only in the 1 oz denomination, with a face value of $50 Canadian Dollars. In November 1982, and then in various subsequent years, additional fractional denominations were minted as well, including 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1/20 oz denominations.

Should you have any questions about 1 oz gold coins, please contact our Silver.com Customer Service team, as we are happy to assist you. We can be reached via phone at 888-989-7223, online via our live chat, or via our email.

Additional information

Weight 1.00000 oz

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Brand: Royal Canadian Mint

Year:  1979

Mint Mark: Not Shown

Purity: .999

Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint

Thickness: 2.8 mm

Diameter: 30 mm

Condition: Uncirculated

Face Value: $50

Issuing Country: Canada

Obverse Designer: Arnold Machin

Reverse Designer: Walter Ott

Edge Design: Reeded

Packaging Type: Plastic Flip

Weight: 1 Troy Ounce

Images shown are examples only. Actual item appearance is subject to change, but will always correlate with title and description.

Lowest Price: $1780.33

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