1 oz Canadian Maple Leaf
Have you ever considered a gold coin of high purity that comes with a built-in security feature for a very reasonable price? If so, we are happy to present to you the Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin, the world’s first legal tender bullion gold coin to exclusively contain .9999 fine gold. The Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin was created by the Royal Canadian Mint and introduced to the market in 1979.
Its high gold content and low mark-up premium would prove to be an immediate success among gold investors who to this date have bought some 37 million pieces, affirming its position as the most popular 24 carat gold coin in the 21st century. Consequently, any investor who is keen on adding physical gold to his portfolio should seriously consider this beautiful Canadian coin.
- Product video from Royal Canadian Mint
- This 1 oz coin tracks the price of gold. The value of Canadian Maple Leaf coins is primarily determined by their fine gold content which is linked to the prevailing price of gold.
- Gold Maple Leafs are sold with a low premium. Thanks to the Royal Canadian Mint’s efficiency, the cost of production has been minimized, meaning that you as an investor will save money by paying a lower premium when buying these coins.
- The 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coin has added security. This gold coin is the first in the world to contain a unique anti-counterfeiting security mark that guarantees authenticity.
- Gold Maple Leaf coins are money. They are legal tender in Canada and are accepted and exchanged as such throughout the world.
- The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin is liquid and internationally recognised. In continuous production for 35 years and by portraying the effigy of the most powerful and longest serving queen in the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth II, the Gold Maple Leaf is a household name in the global gold market.
- Gold Maple Leafs are 24 karat pure gold. A combination of high gold purity and artistic design gives the Gold Maple Leaf a highly lustrous gold colour, dangerous for anyone susceptible to catching “gold fever”.
- Gold Maple Leaf coins are the equivalent of savings. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins are an ideal choice for any long-term saver who appreciates the security and stability of owning physical legal tender gold coins.
- These coins are an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. Gold’s low correlation with other financial assets makes Canadian Gold Maple Leafs serve as a portfolio hedge against market risk.
The price of Canadian Gold Maple Leafs is determined by their 24 karat gold content
The introduction of the 24 karat Gold Maple Leaf coin in 1979 by the Royal Canadian Mint marked a major change in the investment gold production industry. Until 1979, all popular gold coins were made with alloys containing other metals. The reason gold coins have been minted for centuries in this manner is because pure gold is exceptionally soft, thus coins made out of pure gold would be unfit for circulation since they would be prone to dents and scratches. The idea behind introducing the Gold Maple Leaf coin was the belief that investors would in the future rather hoard physical gold as a form of long-term savings than use it for settling commercial transactions, thus the need for handling would become unnecessary. To some extent this assumption has proven to be correct since in recent years the global sales of legal tender 24 karat gold coins have outpaced the sales of similar gold coins of 22 karats. Although the Gold Maple Leaf was the world’s first gold coin to be exclusively made of pure gold, the coin originally contained a finesse of only .999. By witnessing the success of the coin, the Royal Canadian Mint decided to make another world first by improving the coin’s purity to a gold finesse of four nines. After 1982, all minted Gold Maple Leaf coins have reached a purity of .9999.
The Gold Maple Leaf is minted by the Royal Canadian Mint
Established in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint has in the past couple of decades been one of the market leaders in applying new technologies in the production of gold and silver bullion coins. Not only did it create the first legal tender silver and gold bullion coins that contained a purity of four nines, they went one step further and increase the purity to .99999 (five nines) in 2007. But the mint’s quest in perfecting high purity gold and silver coins did not stop at the one ounce weight mark. In fact, it reached new heights in 2007 by unveiling a Gold Maple Leaf coin that weighed 100 kilograms, had a gold purity of .99999, and came with a face value of one million Canadian dollars.
The value of Gold Maples Leaf coins is protected by the Royal Canadian Mint’s technology
In 2014 the Royal Canadian Mint set a new standard in coin security with the introduction of its latest innovation called “Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology” which includes a process where a unique microscopic security mark is minted onto every coin. The centre of the security mark contains the number “14” (for the year 2014) and is only visible under strong magnification. This new technology adds another layer of protection against counterfeiting, and all Gold Maple Leaf coins minted from 2014 onwards will contain this new security feature.
|Nominal value||Dimensions||Fineness||Product weight in grams||Gold weight in grams||Gold weight in Troy ounces|
|50 CAD denomination||30.00 mm||999.9||31.10658 g||31.10347g||1|
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin was first produced in 1989 and has since then been in continuous production. The Royal Canadian Mint is responsible for the production of the coins.
Obverse: The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Canada’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Canada has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is her name “ELIZABETH II” and inscribed at the bottom of the coin is the nominal face value of 50 dollars and the year of mintage.
Reverse: The reverse depicts Canada’s national symbol, the Maple Leaf, and above it the text “CANADA”. On each side of the Maple Leaf are four nines visible, underneath the tiny security mark is engraved and likewise the text “FINE GOLD 1 OZ OR PUR”, where the latter part of the sentence means “1 ounce of pure gold”.
Purity: The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf contains 99.99% pure gold. This means that the coin is exclusively made of pure gold and is free of metallic impurities.
Packaging: Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule. Multiples of 10 are available in original mint-sealed tubes.
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