There are few gold coins for sale in the world today as popular as the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf. Introduced in 1979, it was just the second coin of its type behind the Gold South African Krugerrand and it became the world’s first 24-karat gold bullion coin when its purity level was increased in November 1982. Right now, 2020 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Arrives with protective plastic flips, mint tubes of 10 coins, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins!
- 41st release of Gold Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $50 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- On the obverse is the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes the sugar maple leaf design.
Each 2020 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf in this listing ships to you individually with a protective plastic flip. For orders of multiples, Gold Canadian Maple Leafs ship in mint tubes of 10 coins or Monster Boxes of 500 coins that house a total of 50 separate tubes. All 2020 Gold Maple Leafs in this listing are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. These coins include radial lines on both sides of the coin and a laser-etched maple leaf privy as security features.
When the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf debuted in 1979, the only other major gold bullion coin investors could purchase was the Gold South African Krugerrand. The Royal Canadian Mint moved aggressively in the early years to expand and improve on the Gold Maple Leaf Series. From 1979 to 1982, the coin was only available in 1 oz gold with .999 fine gold content. In November 1982, the metallic fineness not only increased to .9999 fine gold, but the series gained 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz options. A 1/2 oz coin was added in 1986, followed by a 1/20 oz coin in 1994 and a 1 Gram coin in 2014 to round out the series as it is now commonly offered.
The reverse side of 2020 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leafs features the sugar maple leaf. An icon of Canada, the sugar maple leaf was used as an emblem for territories and colonial outposts across Canada as early as the 17th century. Today, it remains the national emblem and features prominently on Canadian governmental seals and the national flag.
On the obverse of 2020 Gold Canadian Maple Leafs is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile bust of the Queen of England was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt. It is the first portrait of a monarch on Canadian coins since the reign of King George VI not to feature a crown on the monarch’s head.
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