The newest 2016 1 oz Canadian Maple Leaf is the most recent coin released in a series that dates back to the late 1970s. Since the coin was released to the public in 1979, it has remained a popular addition to coin collections and a top choice for collectors from all over the world. The coin is heralded as Canada’s national coin seeing as its main image features the national symbol of Canada—the Maple Leaf. Composed of 1 troy ounce of 99.99% pure gold, this is also one of the most pure gold coins in the world.
- Ships in a plastic flip, mint tubes of 10, or mint boxes of 500.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Minted at the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Features a face value of $50 CAD.
- Obverse designed by Suzanna Blunt.
- Arrives in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The obverse side of the 2016 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf features the right-facing profile image of Queen Elizabeth II. The image of the Queen is so detailed that you are able to feel the texture of her hair and the beads on the necklace that is draped around her neck. Beneath the Queen’s image is the 1 oz gold coin’s CAD$50 face value.
As you could have probably guessed, the coin’s reverse features a very large maple leaf in the center. The leaf, though simple, is so very intricate such that the veins and stems are clearly visible. Surrounding the leaf is the word “Canada” as well as purity indicators. Despite the fact that the maple leaf has been featured on every one of these gold coins since 1979, the 2016 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf’s design is perhaps more beautiful than any other. The leaf is raised from the coin’s flat surface, giving the coin a textured feel.
In Brilliant Uncirculated condition, these coins have never been touched by human hands and are in perfect shape. For collectors and investors alike, the sheer quality of the design and extremely high level of purity make this coin extremely desirable.
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