The Gold Maple Leaf series has been a source of Canadian pride for decades. Smaller sized coins, like the 1/10 oz, are an easy way to diversify any portfolio. Produced by the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) since 1979, the Maple Leaf is known for its iconic design, beauty and purity. Coins provided in this listing have a direct guarantee from the Canadian Government. Each Gold Maple has .1 troy ounce of .9999 gold, making it one of the purest forms of gold bullion on the market. All 1/10 ounce coins measure 16mm in diameter with a thickness of 1.22 mm. They are the smallest available size in the Maple Leaf family. The obverse design features her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse carries the iconic maple leaf imprint, a symbol that has been a source of Canadian pride for centuries. Individual coins will arrive in protective, plastic flips for your convenience. The Royal Canadian Mint has an outstanding reputation, producing billions of coins each year. You can be assured that you are making a smart and secure investment.
- Celebrate four decades of the Canadian Gold Maple Series
- 1/10 oz coins have a legal tender of $5
- Produced by the RCM since 1979
- Features iconic designs on both front and back
- Composed of .9999 pure gold in Brilliant Uncirculated condition
- Please note that mintage dates may vary based on available stock
- Individual coins arrive in protective, plastic sleeves
- A quick, easy and low-cost option for diversifying your portfolio
- Weight, purity and content are guaranteed by the Canadian Government
- IRA approved
History: The Canadian Gold Maple was first produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1979. It was the second source of gold bullion to be recognized worldwide, trailing only to South Africa’s Gold Krugerrand. The concept of the Maple Leaf was brainstormed by Walter Ott, who was looking to create an alternative to the Krugerrand. In less than a year, Ott’s vision became a reality, and the RCM began producing his work. Decades later, and the design continues to be one of national pride and worldwide popularity. The original obverse design, released in 1979, features a young Queen 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.
Design: Unlike its competitors, the Canadian Gold Maple has carried a lasting and consistent design, with only a few tweaks along the way. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, originally designed by artist and sculptor Arnold Machin. Machin’s work was additionally used on a variety of currency from Australia and New Zealand. While all Golden Maples feature Queen Elizabeth’s effigy, the age of the current reigning monarch may vary, based on production year. The design has changed on three separate occasions and was last updated in 2005. “Elizabeth II”, “5 Dollars” and the year are also engraved.
The reverse image features Canada’s national symbol, the maple leaf. The significance of this foliage has been traced back to early French Canadian settlers in the 19th century, who were enamored with the leaf, claiming it was the most majestic in the forest. The significance of the maple leaf has stood the test of time and continues to be a symbol of pride, unity and solidarity. The word “Canada” is inscribed, as well as the coin’s weight, purity and gold content. The detailed artistry of this design undoubtedly make it an instant classic that is desirable to both investors and collectors around the world.
Composition: The Royal Canadian Mint originally debuted each Gold Maple with a purity of .999. However, all coins produced from after 1982 have a 99.99% gold content that is guaranteed by the Canadian Government. This makes any Maple Leaf one of the most pure forms of bullion available on the market today.
Packaging Info: Individual 1/10 ounce Gold Maples will arrive packaged in protective, plastic flips.
With four decades of unwavering, quality experience, the Royal Canadian Mint has a reputation you can rely on. The RCM produces billions of coins per year, for Canada and several other countries, making them one of the most trusted mints in the industry. 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 1/10 oz Gold Maple Leaf is no exception. Our team at Hero Bullion is here to help, so please do not hesitate to reach out!