The world’s oldest 24-karat gold coin, the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf 1-oz laid the groundwork for countries all over the world to catch up in 1979. Initially minted in .999 purity, the Royal Canadian Mint went even further in 1983 by making these coins with a fineness of .9999.
Purity alone makes this series a collector’s item and highly cherished among investors, too. Each coin contains one troy ounce of gold, putting it on the scale with any other major one-ounce coin in the world. Each carries a face value of $50 and is guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint and the Canadian government.
Featured on the face of the Gold Maple Leaf is a bust of Queen Elizabeth II. From 1979 until 1989, it featured a younger Queen. The coin was updated in 1990 to reflect a more mature Queen Elizabeth. The most recent version was created by Susanna Blunt. Both eras show her image above the inscription “50 DOLLARS” and the date of mintage.
The reverse (back) side of the Maple Leaf is its namesake, the national symbol of Canada. This has been consistent each year since its first mintage in 1979. More recent years also feature a small security measure of a smaller maple leaf only visible under magnification. Engraved on this side are “CANADA,” “FINE GOLD 1 OZ OR PUR” and “9999” reflecting its purity.
*We pack individual coins in plastic sleeves for protection before shipping. If you order 10+ of the same coin, we’ll secure them in protective tubes before shipping.
- Weight of 1 troy ounce of gold
- Purity of .9999 pure gold
- Full backing by the Canadian government
- Face value of $50 (CAD)
- Minted at Winnipeg, Manitoba or Ottawa, Ontario, by the Royal Canadian Mint
- Random year after 1983; random mint mark