1 oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Bullion Coin

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin was first introduced in 1979.

Before the Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coin was minted, the only 1 oz. gold bullion coins produced was the South African Krugerrand, which was not widely available because of the economic boycott of apartheid in South Africa.

In addition, the 1 oz. Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins minted between 1979 and 1982 had a gold content of only .999.

Starting in 1982, the bullion coin has had the fineness of .9999, making them one of the purest gold coins regularly issued, in the world.

Design

Obverse

one oz maple leaf rev

The obverse side of the 1 oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin displays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

The obverse design of the Queen was created by Susanna Blunt.

Her initials "SB," although they are very hard to see, are located at the top of the Queen's right shoulder (in the first person point of view).

"ELIZABETH II" is inscribed across the top of the gold bullion coins.

The 1 oz. gold bullion coin has the Face Value of "50 DOLLARS" and the year the coin was issued is inscribed across the bottom of the coin.



Reverse

one oz maple leaf

The reverse side of  the 1 oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin features the National symbol of Canada, the Maple Leaf.

The design of the Maple Leaf was created by Walter Ott.

Above the golden maple leaf, "CANADA" is inscribed across the top of the gold bullion coins.

Along the bottom of the gold coin its Weight and Purity is inscribed as, "FINE GOLD 1 OZ OR PUR."  

The purity of the coin "9999" fine gold, is inscribed on both sides of the golden maple leaf.

The edge of the gold bullion coin is Reeded.


New Security Feature

maple leaf security mark

Starting in 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint added a security feature to the 1oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin's reverse side.

The new security mark is a intricately micro-engraved maple leaf design produced by the Mint’s use of laser technology.

Inside of the laser engraved maple leaf is the numeral “13” indicating the coin’s year of issue, which is only visible under magnification.

Note: Currently, only the 1oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf has this added security feature, there have been no announcements (yet) that this will be added to any other bullion coins.




Coin Information:

Introduction:....................1979

IRA Approved:...................Yes

Grade:..............................Uncirculated

Face Value:.......................$50 CAD

Gold Content:....................1 Troy oz.

Total Weight:....................31.10 grams

Purity(79' - 82'):...............99.90% / .999

Purity(82' to Present):.......99.99% / .9999

Karat:...............................24 karat

Diameter:.........................30mm

Thickness:........................2.87mm

Designers:........................Susanna Blunt (obverse) & Walter Ott (reverse)

Mint Mark:........................No

Edge:...............................Reeded


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1oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Bullion Coin -
Mintage Figures:

Year.....Mintage

1979....1,000,000

1980....1,215,000

1981....863,000

1982....883,000

1983....695,000

1984....1,098,000

1985....1,747,500

1986....1,093,500

1987....978,000

1988....800,500

1989....856,000

1990....815,000

1991....290,000

1992....368,900

1993....321,413

1994....180,357

1995....208,729

1996....143,682

1997....478,211

1998....593,704

1999....627,097

2000....86,375

2001....138,878

2002....344,883

2003....194,631

2004....253,978

2005....281,647

2006....209,937

2007....189,462

2008....710,718

2009....1,011,235

2010....1,036,832

2011....1,107,974

2012....712,193



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