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. The 2017 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is available to purchase today online from Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip, tubes of 10 coins, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins.
- 39th issue of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz coin!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $50 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Reverse includes the sugar maple leaf.
- Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Enhanced security features on both sides.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins debuted with the 1 oz coin, containing .999 pure gold, in 1979. Only the South African Gold Krugerrand existed at this time for private investors to purchase, but the Gold Maple Leaf changed all of that. Western nations were boycotting South Africa at the time over its apartheid system that separated and demeaned black residents of the country.
The Royal Canadian Mint introduced new security features for the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf series that began appearing on the coins in 2015. First, a set of intricately machined radial lines covers the background of the coin to provide a layer of protection against counterfeiting. Additionally, a small maple leaf has been added below the primary design set. When viewed under magnification, the year of minting should appear within that maple leaf as “17.”
On the reverse of all 2017 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins you’ll find the sugar maple leaf design in the middle, with radial lines around the entire reverse surface and the maple leaf privy to the lower-right side of the design field.
The obverse of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this right-profile portrait of the Queen debuted on the maple leaf series in 2005. It includes engravings of her name, the year of issue, and the coin’s face value.
All 2017 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins in this Silver.com listing are in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as the presence of breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks as a result of the production process at the mint.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins are sought after in anticipation for gold’s continued historic value, which you can monitor minute by minute via our active charts that show the gold price today and the recent past.
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