Maple Leaf Gold Coin | Various Years
Country: Canada, Mint: Royal Canadian Mint, Diameter: 30.00 mm, Thickness: 3mm, Weight: 31.10g, Purity: 0.9999% Au Fine Gold (24 karat)
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the official bullion gold coin of Canada, and is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. It is one of the purest gold regular-issued coins produced with a gold content of .9999 millesimal fineness (24 carats), with some special issues .99999 fine. That is, it contains virtually no base metals at all—only gold, from mines in Canada.
With an exquisite design, a 99.99% fineness and international acceptance, the Canadian Maple Leaf coin is the number one choice amongst collectors. Not only is this coin among the purest regular issue gold coins on the market, it also has ultra-safe security marks so cannot be easily counterfeited and offers the best premiums on spot price. With all this to offer, there is little wonder the Canadian Maple Leaf coin is the most popular bullion in the world!
The Gold Maple Leaf was first minted by the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) in 1979 and set new standards in the manufacturing of issue gold coins. Using advanced technology at that time, the RCM were able to produce a coin with a purity of .9999. This was the first time the feat had been achieved.
Needless to say the one ounce Maple Leaf became an instant success. Moreover, it is considered a pioneer of bullion gold coins in general. Prior to the production of the Gold Maple Leaf, the South African Krugerrand had dominated the market, but only consisted of 91.67% purity. The breakthrough of the RCM raised the bar for gold bullion coin production and their example was soon followed by The Perth Mint in Australia and The Austrian Mint in Europe. RCM continues to achieve new boundaries in engineering excellence and in 1998 produced a gold Maple Leaf with a .99999 purity worth $1m.
Note: Photograph's are an example only and illustrate the quality of the coin(s). Actual item is subject to change by country mint production or yearly design changes, but will always correlate with title and description.