Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin

canada gold maple leaf coinIn 1979 Canada introduced one of the purest gold coins of regular issue in the entire world. While it has legal tender status in its home country, the Canadian gold maple leaf coin has a much lower face value for market purposes. This coin is the official bullion gold coin of Canada. Produced at the Royal Canadian Mint, it is made solely from gold mined from Canadian gold mines and has no base metals. Walter Ott is credited with being the creator of this coin, as a response to the limited availablity of gold for purchase due to the boycott of South Africa that was in progress in the late 70s. Because it is such a pure gold, at 24 karats, it is extremely soft. This has resulted in some handling problems. It is clearly designed to be stored out of the wear and tear of too much handling.

Since Canada is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations, it is not surprising to see Queen Elizabeth II represented on the Canadian gold maple leaf coin. Her lengthy reign can be traced through the 1964 design of her likeness at age 39, to the second edition in 1994, when she was 64 years old. In 2009 a third image was created of the still reigning monarch at age 79. In 2007 a promotional gold coin was minted with a face value of $1 million dollars and a market value of twice that. Unexpectedly, public interest was expressed in purchasing this coin. To date 5 orders have been sold for between $2.5 and $3 million dollars each. This would seem to make it a perfect collector's item for the rich and famous, and those wanting the security of gold investments.

Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin Deals




RARE 2013 25 ANNIVERSARY MAPLE PLATINUM  24K GOLD GILDED SILVER COIN1 of 250
RARE 2013 25 ANNIVERSARY MAPLE PLATINUM 24K GOLD GILDED SILVER COIN1 of 250
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GOLD KRUGERRAND ESTATE LOT SILVER EAGLE  MAPLE COIN GEMSTONE SAPPHIRES EMERALD
GOLD KRUGERRAND ESTATE LOT SILVER EAGLE MAPLE COIN GEMSTONE SAPPHIRES EMERALD
$347.95
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Fisch Fake Coin Detector for Gold Maple Leaf Coins
Fisch Fake Coin Detector for Gold Maple Leaf Coins
$169.00
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1oz Gold Coin Scale Eagle Krugerrand Maple Leaf Not The Fisch Balance Gauge
1oz Gold Coin Scale Eagle Krugerrand Maple Leaf Not The Fisch Balance Gauge
$25.58
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1 10 GOLD PANDA ESTATE LOT SILVER EAGLE  MAPLE COIN GEMSTONE SAPPHIRES EMERALD
1 10 GOLD PANDA ESTATE LOT SILVER EAGLE MAPLE COIN GEMSTONE SAPPHIRES EMERALD
$358.95
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14k gold coin bezel frame holder mount rope 1 10 oz Canadian Maple Leaf
14k gold coin bezel frame holder mount rope 1 10 oz Canadian Maple Leaf
$150.95
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