Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coins

About the Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin

The Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin is, by far, the most famous coin among all the Canadian Gold Coins released. The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf was first minted in 1979 and is considered one of the oldest gold coins available on the gold bullion market today. During its first releases, and up until 1982, the coin was produced of .999 fine gold. Beginning with the year 1983, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin is made of 99.99% pure gold. Due to the constant design and mintage history of this coin, the Gold Maple Leaf has been deemed the standard for other 24-karat gold bullion coins. Canadian Maple Leaf Coins are legal tender and are also issued in platinum, palladium and silver versions. The Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin is an excellent and affordable addition to your investment portfolio. Each coin’s purity and weight are guaranteed by the Canadian Government.

Main Sizes of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is manufactured by the notorious Royal Canadian Mint in different weight options. The most famous and best-selling size of this impressive coin is the 1 ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, being preferred by investors and collectors because it’s easy to handle, count and store. Moreover, the 1 oz. Gold Maple Leaf Coin price carries the smallest premium among the other coin sizes. These Canadian coins are also available in fractional sizes of 1/20 oz., 1/10 oz., ¼ oz. and ½ oz. The Gold Maple Leaf of 1/15 oz. weight was produced only once, in 1994, and was never issued again due to the lack of demand for this unique size. The 1/25 oz. Gold Maple Leaf was issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag and was issued in 2015 with a limited mintage of just 7,500 coins. The Canadian Gold Maple Leafs have also been produced in larger sizes. Yet, the biggest Gold Maple Leaf manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint was the 100 kg .99999 pure gold Maple Leaf issued in 2007 with a face value of $1 million. It’s considered to be the most impressive special release of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, being the first mintage of a million-dollar face value gold coin. The RCM sells the Canadian Gold Maple Leafs individually, in tubes of 25 coins or monster boxes that contain 20 tubes of 25 coins each.

The Design of the Gold Maple Leaf

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin is recognized and admired globally thanks to its unique design featuring Canada's beloved sugar maple leaf emblem on the reverse side of the coin. A symbol of pride and nationalism, the maple leaf design has remained almost the same since its first mintage in 1979. The profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse side of the coin. The coin’s design with sharp milled edges and smooth fields makes the Gold Maple Leaf very popular amongst collectors and investors worldwide.  

Bullion Exchanges in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mint released in 2015 the unique Gold Canadian Maple Leaf E=mc2 Privy Reverse Proof Coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein completed masterpiece, the General Theory of Relativity. The coin is made of .9999 pure gold and features a brilliant relief and a reverse proof finish on a frosted background. Only 10,000 pieces with this custom design were produced by the RCM, making them a must-have gold coin for collectors and investors fond of the iconic E=mc 2 formula and physics.

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