The 2016 ½ oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the newest addition to a coin series that has been going strong since 1979. The Gold Maple Leaf has been Canada’s most popular coin for more than 3 decades, and only seems to grow in popularity with each passing year. With simple, yet evocative imagery, this coin perfectly represents Canada’s national symbol — the Maple Leaf.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, lots of 40 coins ship in mint sheets.
- Contains 1/2 troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Arrives in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Minted at the Royal Canadian Mint, and features a $20 CAD face value.
- Obverse design by Suzanna Blunt.
The coin’s obverse boasts the image of Queen Elizabeth II facing towards the right. The Queen’s image is extremely detailed such that the waves in her hair and the texture of her dress can be felt. Even the small pearl necklace draped around her neck is raised from the face of the coin so that it gives the coin more of a textured feel. Underneath the image of the CAD$25 face value.
The coin’s reverse side is dominated by the central image of a maple leaf. The maple leaf has been Canada’s national symbol since the early 18th century as the maple tree provided Canada’s aboriginal peoples and first settlers with plenty of resources — from wood, to sap, and everything in between.
The leaf’s image on the coin is raised from the face and textured. In addition, the inscription is so detailed that you are able to see the leaf’s individual veins and stems. The Gold Maple Leaf has featured Canada’s national symbol on it for more than 3 decades, but each year the leaf’s image is a bit different from the previous release.
Being that these coins are sold in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, collectors can rest-assured knowing that they have never been touched by human hands. For investors, the fact that this coin is composed with 99.99% pure gold means that it has a level of purity that is superior to that of most other coins on the market today.
If you want to learn a bit more about this or any of our other Gold Maple Leafs, we encourage you to reach out to customer service toll free at 888-989-7223. You are also able to get in touch with customer service via live-chat and email methods of contact as well.