Gold Canadian Maple Leafs are available annually from the Royal Canadian Mint with six weights available. The program launched in 1979 with only a 1 oz gold coin and most recently expanded in 2014 with a 1 Gram gold coin. In between that time, four fractional-ounce coins were introduced into the program. The last of those to debut was the 1/20 oz gold coin.
- Coin ships to you in individual plastic flips or mint-sealed sheets of 40 coins!
- 42nd issue of Gold Canadian Maple Leafs!
- Consists of 1/20 Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (CAD) by Canada.
- The obverse face includes an image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a sugar maple leaf.
The Royal Canadian Mint introduced the Gold Canadian Maple Leafs in 1979 in response to growing demand among investors for gold. In the 1970s, Western nations established an economic boycott on the leading gold bullion coins, the Gold South African Krugerrand. No longer available to those hoping to privately hold gold bullion, investors were looking for new options.
Gold Canadian Maple Leafs were introduced in 1979. The only coin available was the 1 oz gold coin. In 1982, the series increased gold purity to .9999 gold content and unveiled 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz gold coins. In 1986, the series added a 1/2 oz gold coin and in 1993 the 1/20 oz gold coin was introduced. The final coin available was the 1 Gram gold coin.
The obverse side of 2021 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leafs includes a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile bust of Elizabeth II was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt as the fourth-generation effigy for Canadian coinage. Ms. Blunt was the second Canadian artist to ever create a portrait of a monarch for Canadian coins.
On the reverse face of 2021 Gold Canadian Maple Leafs is the national symbol, a sugar maple leaf. The maple leaf design was created in 1979 by Walter Ott and captures the natural splendor of the leaf. Its striations and lines are depicted in the maple leaf image. Ott’s design has been replicated beyond the Gold Maple Leaf Series to be used on the silver, platinum, and palladium versions of the maple leaf.
These 2021 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leafs are available to you individually or in multiples of 40 coins. Individual coins ship inside of protective plastic flips, while multiples of 40 coins are housed inside of sealed sheets by the Royal Canadian Mint. Each coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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