The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is one of the most popular coin programs in the world today. Offered every year with the same obverse and reverse designs, the Gold Maple Leaf is available in bullion and proof versions across multiple different weights. Today, the 2017 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is available to purchase from Silver.com.
- Ships to you in an individual plastic flip or sealed sheet of 40 coins.
- 25th anniversary of the 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf.
- Consists of One-Twentieth Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Face value of $1.00 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Obverse features the depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the sugar maple leaf.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins have been available since 1979, with a 1 oz. version the longest running weight in the program. The 1/10 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf and the 1/4 oz variant were first struck in November 1982, and have been available every year since. Originally struck with .999 pure gold content, the Royal Canadian Mint also increased the gold content in November 1982 to .9999 pure gold.
Modern Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins, starting in 2014, have increased security features to help combat counterfeiting. Micro-laser engraved radial lines are visible on both sides of the coin, with the reverse also bearing a maple leaf privy that features the year of issue for the coin in the middle, which is visible only under magnification.
All 2017 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the production process at the mint.
On the obverse of all 2017 Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s right-profile portrait on these coins was created by Susanna Blunt in 2003, and is the third-generation image of the Queen to appear on the Gold Maple Leaf.
The reverse of the 2017 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin you’ll find the sugar maple leaf, the iconic official emblem of the nation. Modern Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins also feature micro-laser engraved radial lines to combat counterfeiting and a maple leaf mark with the year of issue engraved inside of it and visible only under magnification.
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