The beautiful, pure gold Canadian Maple Leaf…a legal-tender bullion coin known worldwide for its purity, refinement and beauty.
Since its initial release in 1979 as a pure, 24 karat gold alternative to the 22 karat South African Krugerrand, the only other one troy ounce gold bullion coin available at the time, the gold Maple Leaf has become the standard of quality against which all other bullion coins are measured.
Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins are known and respected throughout the world because of the impeccable standards of quality mandated by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Royal Canadian Mint’s insistence upon flawless planchets, the pure gold blanks from which gold coins are struck, has led to an enviable reputation among demanding investors and collectors. Its impeccable quality, pleasing design, and fine gold purity (at ninety-nine point nine-nine percent pure gold, or “four-nines” fine) has made the Canadian Maple leaf one of the preferred gold coins of investors around the world. In fact, the one troy ounce gold Canadian Maple Leaf has been in continuous production longer than any other pure gold bullion coin.
Each gold Maple Leaf coin features the image of Queen Elizabeth the second, along with the denomination and date of issue, on the obverse side…and an image of Canada’s national symbol, the maple leaf (from which the coin derives its name), on the reverse side, along with the name of the country and the level of purity of the gold, listed in both English and French.