The Royal Canadian Mint has a long history of “firsts” in the precious metals industry. The coins of its Canadian Maple Leaf Series are at the forefront of that innovation, whether it means enhanced security features to combat counterfeiting or improving the purity of bullion coins available to investors.
- Available to ship to you inside individual plastic flips, tubes of 10 coins, or mint-sealed Monster Boxes of 500 coins!
- 42nd release of Gold Canadian Maple Leafs!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- The face value of $50 (CAD) is fully backed by the Canadian government.
- Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse of the coin.
- A sugar maple leaf is featured on the reverse side of the coin.
- Micro-laser engraved privy on the reverse.
When the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the Canadian Maple Leaf Series in 1979, the Gold Maple Leaf was just the second major gold bullion available to investors around the world behind the Gold Krugerrand. Three years after its introduction, the Royal Canadian Mint made the Gold Maple Leaf the world’s first-ever 24-karat gold bullion investment coin with the increase of gold content in the coins from .999 to .9999 fine gold. Later introductions of the Silver Maple Leaf as the first-ever .9999 fine silver coin and the Platinum Maple Leaf as one of the earliest platinum bullion coins helped cement the status of this series.
All of the 2021 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leafs available here are packaged individually or in bulk. The bulk options come with original Royal Canadian Mint packaging options that include either tubes of 10 coins or Monster Boxes of 500 coins, with the box containing a total of 50 tubes of 10 coins each. Individual specimens will ship in plastic flips. All of the coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Queen Elizabeth II is depicted in right-profile relief on the obverse side of 2021 Gold Canadian Maple Leafs. The Queen is shown in right-profile relief throughout her reign as the portraits of British monarchs on Commonwealth coinage always flip-flop with each new ruler. As her father, King George VI, was depicted in left-profile relief, the Queen’s bust must feature in right-profile relief. This design was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt.
A sugar maple leaf features on the reverse of the 2021 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf as it has since 1979 when the program was launched. The sugar maple is a historic emblem that has represented the Canadian wilderness dating all the way back to the original French colonial outposts established in the 17th century. On this face, you will notice the micro-laser engraved privy mark. The maple leaf-shaped mark has “21” etched within, but the date mark is only visible under magnification.
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