Minted since 1979, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is one of the most trusted sources of bullion worldwide. Each 2020 Maple Leaf, and every subsequent coin the collection, contains 99.99% pure gold. The 1 oz coin has a legal tender value of $50.
The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has produced the Gold Maple Leaf since 1979. Each 2020 Canadian Gold Maple coin has one troy ounce of .9999 pure gold content. Leading by an exceptional standard, the RCM was the first mint in the world to produce a 24-karat gold bullion coin, making it one of the purest forms of gold in the market. All 1 ounce coins measure 1.811 inches in diameter and feature reeded edging, making them the largest in the Maple Leaf family. The obverse features Canada’s reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse design is the iconic maple leaf, a symbol of national pride that Canadians have held dear for centuries. Coins purchased individually will arrive packaged in protective, plastic flips. Tubes of 10 coins or Monster Boxes of 500 coins (50 tubes) are also available. Each Gold Maple has its weight, purity and content guaranteed by the Canadian Government. Acting as one of the most renowned pieces of gold bullion in the world, you can be sure you are making a safe, secure and smart investment. The Royal Canadian Mint has four decades of outstanding experience, making them a trustworthy source for gold and silver.
2020 Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Highlights:
- Considered one of the most pure forms of gold bullion
- All 2020 Gold Maples have a legal tender of $50
- Produced by the RCM since 1979
- Composed of 1 troy ounce of .9999 pure gold content
- Individual coins arrive in protective, plastic sleeves
- Bulk options include tubes of 10 coins or Monster Boxes of 500 coins (50 tubes)
- Guaranteed weight, purity and content
- Universally recognized design with a high liquidity
- IRA approved
History of the Gold Maple Leaf Coin
First issued in 1979 by the Royal Canadian Mint, the 1 oz Gold Maple was the second gold bullion coin to be recognized worldwide, trailing only to South Africa’s Gold Krugerrand. The original concept of the Maple Leaf was brainstormed by Walter Ott, who wanted to create an alternative to the Krugerrand. One year later, and Ott’s vision became a reality, with the Maple Leaf quickly becoming a symbol of national pride and solidarity. The original obverse design, released in 1979, features a young Elizabeth II, at age 39. The image remained until 1990, when it was replaced with a 64-year-old Elizabeth, and 15 years later, a nearly 80-year-old portrait of her majesty. The 2005 update remains as the current, standard design. Although originally introduced with a purity of 99.9%, the Royal Canadian Mint raised that purity to 99.99% in 1982, introducing a number of sizes and denominations in the following decades. Many special edition and anniversary coins were minted, commemorating the grandeur and success the collection had garnered.
The 2020 Canadian Gold Maple Design
In contrast with other 1 oz gold coins produced throughout the world, the Canadian Gold Maple has kept a fairly similar design over the years. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, last updated in 2005, and originally designed by British artist, sculptor and designer Arnold Machin. Machin’s image can additionally be seen on currency produced in New Zealand and Australia in the mid-late 1980s. “Elizabeth II”, “50 Dollars” and the year “2020” are all engraved. The reverse image features the maple leaf, a symbol that many easily identify as Canada’s national symbol. The significance of the maple leaf can be traced back to the early 19th century, when French Canadian explorers were first settling the area. In a place that is now modern-day Montreal, the maple leaf was lauded by settlers as the most majestic foliage in the forest. Since that time, it has continued to be the iconic symbol of pride and solidarity. Reverse inscriptions include the word “Canada” in addition to the coin’s weight, content and purity. In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint added a privy mark that is micro-inscribed with the last two digits of the minted year in order to prevent counterfeit and protect the coin’s authenticity. Additionally, radial lines were added in 2015, to further security measures.
Composition of the 2020 Canadian Gold Maple
With its debut in 1979, the Gold Maple originally had a purity of .999. However, any coin in the collection minted after 1982 is guaranteed to have a 99.99% gold content. This makes it one of the purest forms of gold bullion in the world. The weight and content of each Maple Leaf is guaranteed by the Canadian Government.
Packaging of the 2020 Gold Maple Coin
Individual 2020 1 ounce Gold Maples will arrive packaged in protective, plastic flips. If you’re looking for a larger quantity, tubes of 10 or Monster Boxes of 500 coins (50 tubes) are additionally available for purchase.
Why Buy the 2020 Canadian Gold Maple Coin?
The Royal Canadian Mint has a strong and satisfactory reputation that you can count on. As one of the best mints in the world, the RCM produces billions of coins every year, not only for themselves, but for a variety of other countries. The Canadian Gold Maple continues to be a recognized symbol of diversity and dependability. With a high liquidity and historic design, the Maple Leaf collection is an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. Each coin is IRA approved and guaranteed by the Canadian Government, so you can be sure you are making a wise investment that will last a lifetime. Gold has been a stable investment for centuries, and the 2020 Canadian Gold Maple is no exception. If you have any questions or concerns, our team is eager to help guide you in a direction that best suits your needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!