The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin features the bust of her majesty Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II with the name of the queen appearing on the top of the coin, the denomination, the date of issue is printed below the bust. The obverse side depicts the national symbol of Canada, the maple leaf, from which the coin derives its name. The reverse side has the name of the country “Canada” and identifies the 1 oz weight and purity of gold printed .9999. The print “1 OZ OR PUR” is English and French, which are the national languages of Canada and translates to “1 Pure Golden Ounce”.
The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin was first produced and manufactured in 1979 from the Royal Canadian mint. The Royal Canadian mint has the distinction of being the first country in the world to commercially produce 99.99% pure gold in the form of bullion coins. Canada is also the first country to produce all four precious metals into 1 oz. coins to include the Palladium Canadian Maple Leaf, Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf and the popular Silver Canadian Maple Leaf. Before Canada started producing this bullion coin the only other option to invest in 1 oz gold was the Gold South African Krugerrand. The Canadians were the pioneers in producing pure 24 karat coin gold without alloy and became the most recognized form of global bullion coins in the 80’s.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins have been internationally recognized since they were introduced in 1979 as one of the best ways to hold gold. It has the highest reputation for quality minting and gold purity that rivals the Gold Austrian Philharmonic, Gold Chinese Panda, and Gold American Buffalo. Due to the current economic climate and the consistent increase in gold prices, it is a popular recommendation among those who buy gold.
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