The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the most respected facilities in the world, striking not only official Canadian currency but also a wide range of silver and gold bullion products. Undoubtedly the most popular from the mint is the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, the nation’s official bullion product. Right now, the 2017 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual plastic flip or sealed sheets of 20 coins.
- 36th issue of the 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf.
- Contains 1/10 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Reverse includes the sugar maple leaf and security features.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins have been available since 1979, with a 1 oz version the longest running weight in the program. The 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf and the 1/4 oz variant were first struck in November 1982, and have been available every year since. Originally struck with .999 pure gold content, the Royal Canadian Mint also increased the gold content in November 1982 to .9999 pure gold.
Modern Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins, starting in 2014, have increased security features to help combat counterfeiting. Micro-laser engraved radial lines are visible on both sides of the coin, with the reverse also bearing a maple leaf privy that features the year of issue for the coin in the middle, which is visible only under magnification.
The obverse of the 2017 Canadian Gold Maple Leaf includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty appears on the obverse of all Canadian coinage issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, and this 2003 depiction from Susanna Blunt is the third to appear on the Gold Maple Leaf.
On the reverse of the 2017 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin you’ll find the iconic sugar maple leaf design in the center. Engravings surrounding the maple leaf include the nation of issue, purity, metal content, and weight of the coin.
All of the 2017 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins in this JM Bullion listing are in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the coining process.
The Royal Canadian Mint is the official sovereign mint of Canada, and was founded in 1908 to provide the nation with independent coining capability. The mint’s first task was to refine gold and other precious metals from the Yukon Territories.
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