Tuesday, July 29th, 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




CH GEM BU 1 OZ RANDOM YEAR 50 GOLD MAPLE LEAF CANADIAN COIN 9999 FINE GOLD
CH GEM BU 1 OZ RANDOM YEAR 50 GOLD MAPLE LEAF CANADIAN COIN 9999 FINE GOLD
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Canada 2013 5 25th Anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf Coin with Gold Plating
Canada 2013 5 25th Anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf Coin with Gold Plating
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CANADIAN GOLD MAPLE LEAF 2013 1 4 oz 999 BU GREAT COLLECTOR COIN GIFT
CANADIAN GOLD MAPLE LEAF 2013 1 4 oz 999 BU GREAT COLLECTOR COIN GIFT
$499.95
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1 oz 2009 Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin
1 oz 2009 Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin
$1,380.00 (5 Bids)
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COIN bezel frame mount gold filled coin edge 1 2 oz Maple Leaf for gold coin
COIN bezel frame mount gold filled coin edge 1 2 oz Maple Leaf for gold coin
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Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin Diamond 14 k SOLID Gold Ring 168 Grams SI2 G H
Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin Diamond 14 k SOLID Gold Ring 168 Grams SI2 G H
$1,599.99
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