The 999 Fine 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin is a great way to get a famous gold coin at a more affordable price as the date is random and will be from 1979 to 1982 when the Canadian Gold Maple Coin had a purity of .999 fine gold.
- Made with 1 troy oz of .999 pure gold BU grade
- Face value of $50 Canadian dollars back by the Canadian government.
- Obverse side has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth engraved with ‘Elizabeth II’ ‘50 dollars’ date
- Reverse side has a large maple leaf engraved with ‘Canada’ ‘9999’ ‘Fine gold’ ‘1 oz OR Pur’
- Random date from 1979-1982
The obverse of the coin has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Over the years the portrait of the queen has shown her at different times in her life. This portrait features her at age 79. The artwork is by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt. The queen is shown here facing right, which is traditional in this series and wearing a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. Showing the queen without her crown gives her a more casual appearance as if she is waiting to entertain guests for tea. The pearls and her confident look, still gives her a regal air. On her right shoulder we see Blunt’s initials, ‘SB’. Above the queen is written ‘Elizabeth II’. Below her portrait is ‘50 Dollars’ and date of issuance.
The coin’s reverse features the sugar maple leaf design by Royal Canadian Mint master engraver Walter Ott. Ott’s design is very intricate and is a very realistic portrayal of the leaf. The sugar maple leaf is iconic to Canada as a national symbol. It adorns their flag and is used by their military. The sugar maple trees were used by the Canadian aboriginal people as an important food source. The European settlers used the trees as a convenient way to produce sugar. It makes sense to feature this symbol on these coins. Above the leaf is written ‘Canada’. To the right and left of the leaf is ‘999’ referring to the purity of the gold, .999. At the bottom of the coin is ‘Fine Gold’ and ‘1 oz OR Pur’. Included on this coin is a micro-lasered maple leaf as an anti-counterfeiting measure. When viewed under a microscope, it shows a ‘22’.
There is no question that the Royal Canadian Mint makes great coins. One only has to look at the beautiful luster and intricate design of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf and they can see what this mint is capable of producing. The mint started in 1908 and immediately started minting coins for the Canadian government. In 1911 they opened their own refinery. This refinery got better and better over the years and by 1969 they were making .9999 fine gold bars. In 1982 they became the first refinery to produce a .9999 bullion coin. In 2007 the Canadian Royal Mint produced the largest coin in the world, a 100kg bullion gold coin which was 99,999% fine gold and worth $1 million.
This 999 fine 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin is your opportunity to grab some gold in the form of a class Canadian coin with a design that is beautiful at a more approachable because it has a random date.