From 1979 to November 1982, the Royal Canadian Mint offered only a 1 oz coin in the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Series. Starting in November 1982, the mint introduced the first of four eventual fractional-weight coins in the series. One of those initial two was the 1/4 oz coin. Today, 2019 1/4 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of individual packaging or sheets of 20 coins!
- 40th anniversary for the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- The face value of $10 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
- The reverse features the sugar maple leaf design.
November 1982 was a significant time period for the Royal Canadian Mint’s Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin. It’s hard to select which event was more significant, but two major things occurred at this time. The Royal Canadian Mint initially introduced the 1 oz coin as a .999 fine gold coin and in November 1982 boosted that purity to .9999 fine gold. Also at this time, RCM introduced the 1/4 and 1/10 oz coins.
All 2019 1/4 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins in this listing are available to you inside of protective individual packages. The coins are also available for sale inside of sealed plastic sheets containing 20 coins. All coins in this listing are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and feature the radial lines found on the obverse and reverse of all Maple Leaf coins since 2015.
On the reverse of 2019 Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is the design of a sugar maple leaf. The first French-Canadian settlers in the nation used the sugar maple leaf as a symbol of pride and statehood as early as the mid-18th century. Today, the maple leaf is a national symbol used by sports franchises, military units, and even the nation’s flag.
The obverse of 2019 1/4 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has featured on Canadian coinage since 1953. This particular design is the fourth-generation effigy of the Queen and marks the first design on a Canadian coin since her father George VI’s effigy to depict the monarch without a crown.
Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint operates two coining facilities. The first is located in Ottawa and was opened in 1908. The second is located in Winnipeg and was opened in 1976.
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