Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin

Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin

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Canadian Maple Leaf Quick Facts

  • 0.9999% pure gold
  • Weights from 1/20 oz. to 1 oz.
  • Introduced in 1979
  • Alternative to the Krugerrand

Canadian Maple Leaf — coins of legendary purity

When the Canadian Maple Leaf gold bullion coin was introduced in 1979, it was the only alternative to the South African Krugerrand, which was subject to a broad-based boycott due to the country’s apartheid policy.

Maple Leafs were minted in 0.999 fine gold between 1979 and 1982, after which the standard coin was produced with 24 kt (0.9999 fine) gold. The Maple Leaf is also the first and only bullion coin ever to be produced in special issues with “five-nines,” or 99.999% pure gold.

Gold Canadian Maple Leafs are struck in weights of 1/20 oz. ($1), 1/10 oz. ($5), 1/4 oz. ($10), 1/2 oz. ($20), and 1 oz. ($50). In 1994, a 1/15 oz. ($2) coin was introduced, but due to lack of interest, that was the only year in which it was minted.

The Canadian Mint went for the record books in 2007 when it launched its new series of 0.99999 fine 1-oz. bullion coins by unveiling a 100 kg, 0.99999 fine gold coin with a face value of $1 million. Although intended to be one-of-a-kind, the mint bent to demand and produced at least five of the behemoth Gold Maple Leaf coins.

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