Unparalleled Purity and Security
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin offers one of the smartest ways to invest in gold. The Maple Leaf was the first gold bullion coin minted at the ultimate purity level of 99.99%, and is considered to be the most beautiful gold coin in the world. The 1 oz. Gold Maple Leaf has appealed to both investors and collectors alike for its beauty and highest purity. Far more than just another asset, this is an investment you can hold and admire.
When the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins were introduced, South African Kruggerands were the only pure gold bullion coins available. A boycott in South Africa, due to the apartheid policies, left them in short supply. To satisfy the high demand, the Royal Canadian Mint began producing Canadian Maple Leafs from gold mined within Canada alone.
In 1983, the gold coin changed from .999 to .9999 fine gold, making it one of the purest in the world.
Since its release in 1979, the 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf has undergone a few changes by the Royal Canadian Mint, to help confirm the authenticity of the gold coins while preserving the iconic design. The most recent of these was the replacement of the shiny, smooth background with a radial-line finish that diffracts light.
The 1 oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf remains one of the most popular bullion coins because of its beauty, purity and iconic design. Created by Walter Ott, the reverse features a stylized maple leaf, the Canadian national symbol, along with the coin’s weight and purity. The front depicts a side profile of Queen Elizabeth II along with the year of issue.