The 2018 Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins are now available for purchase online. These beautiful specimens from the Royal Canadian Mint are held in extremely high regard in the precious metals industry, and rightly so. The Gold Maple Leaf is only surpassed in longevity by the Gold Krugerrand, making it one of the longest running series in the industry. Right now, 2018 ½ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in individual protective plastic flips or sealed plastic sheets of 10 coins!
- 40th issue of Gold Canadian Maple Leafs!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $20 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Canada’s official symbol, the sugar maple leaf, is found on the reverse
- Includes radial lines for enhanced security.
Each 2018 ½ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin available to you today is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear. However, it is possible for minor flaws to exist as a result of the coining process. These range from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks.
The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf debuted in 1979 as a 1 oz gold coin with .999 fine gold content. Several changes have occurred in the series since then, but never in the basic designs. In November 1982, the gold content was increased to .9999 fine purity. Additionally, the first fractional weights were introduced.
It would be seven years before the ½ oz coin made its debut though. The ¼ oz and 1/10 oz coins launched in 1982, and the ½ oz coin joined the lineup in 1986. No other coins were added until 1993 with the addition of the 1/20 oz coin.
The obverse of all 2018 ½ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins features Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy has featured on all Canadian coinage dating to 1952. This is the fourth-generation design, and third to appear on Gold Maple Leaf coins, created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt.
On the reverse of all Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins is the sugar maple leaf. A symbol of Canada that predates its nationhood, the sugar maple leaf dominates the reverse design field and is backed by radial lines in the background that enhance security against counterfeiting in the series.
The Royal Canadian Mint opened its doors in 1908 in the city of Ottawa, the federal capital of Canada. Today, a second facility exists in Winnipeg that opened in the 1980s.
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