This is the coin that started it all. The 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf debuted in 1979 as just the second-ever gold bullion coin for private investors, and arose out of the economic boycott of South Africa. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic flip, mint tube of 10 coins, or Monster Box of 500 coins.
- 39th issue of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf 1 oz coin!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $50 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Reverse includes the sugar maple leaf.
- Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Enhanced security features on both sides.
Starting in 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint took steps to enhance the finish of its Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins by adding new security features to deter counterfeiting. Micro-laser engraved radial lines were added to both sides of the coin, and the reverse gained a small maple leaf privy mark that has the year of issue visible only under magnification.
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins debuted with the 1 oz coin, containing .999 pure gold, in 1979. Only the South African Gold Krugerrand existed at this time for private investors to purchase, but the Gold Maple Leaf changed all of that. Western nations were boycotting South Africa at the time over its apartheid system that separated and demeaned black residents of the country.
On the reverse of all 2017 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins you’ll find the sugar maple leaf design in the middle, with radial lines around the entire reverse surface and the maple leaf privy to the lower-right side of the design field.
The obverse of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this right-profile portrait of the Queen debuted on the maple leaf series in 2005. It includes engravings of her name, the year of issue, and the coin’s face value.
All 2017 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leafs in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
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