Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins
The official gold bullion coin of Canada is the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, which is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. It was ideated by Walter Ott, and is one of the purest gold coins of regular issue in the world. Its gold content is .9999 fineness (24 karats), and has some special issues .99999 fine. This means that it contains virtually no base metals – only exclusive gold from gold mines in Canada are to mint the gold maple leaf coins.
In 1979, the Gold Maple Leaf coin was first introduced. Coins minted between 1979 and 1981 have a gold content of .999. The coin is offered in 1/10 oz., ¼ oz., ½ oz., and 1 oz. denominations, and contains the stated amount of .9999 fine gold (24 karat). These Maple Leaf coins have legal tender status in Canada, but their face values (C$1, C$5, C$10, C$20, and C$50) are purely symbolic, and are much lower than their market value.
In May 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a Gold Maple Leaf coin, which measured 50 cm. in diameter, was 3 cm. thick, and weighed 100 kilograms, with a purity of 99.999%. Get yours today!.
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