In 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the first gold bullion coins targeted to investors. The debut of the Gold Maple Leaf Series in that year offered only a 1 oz gold coin with .999 fineness. In the decades since, the mint has expanded the number of weights available and increased the fineness of the coins to .9999 fine gold. Today, 2022 1/4 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leafs are available to you online from Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in individual sealed plastic or in sealed sheets of 20 coins!
- 43rd year of release in the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Series!
- Among the first fractional-ounce coins from the series!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- The face value of $10 (CAD) is fully backed by the Canadian government.
- On the obverse is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features the sugar maple leaf emblem.
The introduction of fractional-ounce gold coins in the Canadian Maple Leaf Series started in 1982. In November 1982, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the first two fractional-ounce gold coins with the release of these 1/4 oz gold coins and a 1/10 oz gold coin. Other options were released in 1986 with the 1/2 oz gold coin and 1993 with the 1/20 oz gold coin. More recently, a 1 Gram gold coin debuted in 2014.
All of these 2022 1/4 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leafs come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins in this weight are available in bulk in sealed plastic sheets of 20 coins. For purchases of individual coins, singles will arrive in a sealed pouch from the sheet of 20.
On the obverse side of 2022 Gold Canadian Maple Leafs is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has been the Queen of England since 1952 and is head of state for Canada as the nation remains a constitutional monarchy. The Queen has featured on all Canadian coins throughout her reign, with this particular design representing the fourth-generation portrait of her reign. It is the first to lack a crown within the design.
The reverse face of the 2022 1/4 oz Gold Maple Leaf comes with the image of a sugar maple leaf. The sugar maple is a deciduous tree within the broader maple species of trees. It is found throughout western, central, and southeastern Canada, as well as the central and northeastern United States. Both the background field on this side and on the obverse have radial lines as an anti-counterfeiting measure that was introduced in 2015.
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