Introduced in 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint began to expand its Gold Maple Leaf Series in November 1982. By 1986, the largest fractional-ounce gold coin was in production for investors to purchase each year. Right now, 2022 1/2 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leafs are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside protective flips or plastic sheets of 10 coins!
- 43rd date mark in the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf!
- Largest weight in the fractional-ounce Gold Maple Leaf Series!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $20 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- The obverse offers a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a sugar maple leaf.
Each 2022 1/2 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf available in this listing comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins in the 1/2 oz gold release are available individually in protective flips or plastic sheets of 10.
All of the coins in the Gold Maple Leaf Series are now available with .9999 fine gold content. When the series started in 1979, the 1 oz coin was available with .999 fine gold and continued as such through late 1982. In November 1982, the mint enhanced the gold content to .9999 fineness when introducing the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz gold coins. This applied to the 1/2 oz gold coin when it was introduced in 1986.
The obverse of 2022 Gold Canadian Maple Leafs features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In this right-profile relief, Her Majesty is shown without a crown on her head. Designed by Susanna Blunt, this is the fourth effigy of the Queen to grace Canadian coins and the first during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II to lack a crown. Ms. Blunt is also just the second Canadian artist to ever create a monarch’s effigy for national coinage.
On the reverse side of the 2022 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf is a depiction of the sugar maple leaf. The sugar maple is a species of maple tree that is widely distributed throughout the hardwood forests of Canada and the United States. You can find the sugar maple as far west as Nova Scotia through Quebec and Ontario in the southern reaches of Canada, to Manitoba. The fractional-ounce coins in the Gold Maple Leaf Series boast radial lines in the background field of the obverse and reverse sides as a means of anti-counterfeiting security.
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