Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins are immensely popular. Offered annually by the Royal Canadian Mint, these coins are the official gold bullion products of Canada and represent just one of several options that include Maple Leaf Coins in silver, platinum, and palladium as well. Right now, 2018 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside protective plastic flips or sealed plastic sheets containing 40 coins!
- 40th year of availability for Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins!
- Consists of One-Twentieth Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief.
- Reverse Canada’s official emblem, the sugar maple leaf.
- Includes radial lines for greater security!
Each 2018 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf listed here today is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks. These are all possible issues resulting from the normal coining process at the mint.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins debuted in 1979, but at the time there was only a 1 oz gold coin available with .999 purity. Over the years, the Royal Canadian Mint has expanded and upgraded the coin series. The use of .9999 pure gold came in November 1982, at which time the first two fractional-weight coins were added.
It wasn’t until 1993 that the 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf was added to the collection. It was the last fractional-weight introduced into the program without being removed later. A 1/15 oz coin was added just for 1994 that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the collection. There is also a 1 Gram coin now available as of 2014.
On the reverse of all 2018 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins you’ll find the sugar maple leaf. Canada’s official symbol since the mid-19th century and a known symbol of the region dating to the 18th century, the sugar maple leaf is included with a background of radial lines to deter counterfeiting.
The obverse of all Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins features the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured on the obverse of all Canadian coinage, bullion collectible and circulation alike. This is the fourth-generation effigy of the Queen, and was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt.
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