At a time when only the South African Krugerrand was available to gold buyers around the globe, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin series. Krugerrands were not widely available in 1979 due to a Western economic boycott of South Africas apartheid system, opening the door for other gold bullion coin programs. Right now, the 2018 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in individual protective plastic flips or sealed plastic sheets of 40 coins!
- 40th year the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is offered!
- 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.
- Queen Elizabeth II appears in right-profile relief on the obverse.
- Sugar maple leaf dominates the reverse.
- Radial lines to deter counterfeiting!
Each 2018 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin listed here today is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though there is the potential youll find minor flaws from the coining process. These flaws are limited to breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins now feature a total of six weights available as of 2014. In addition to the 1 oz gold coin available since 1979, youll now find a oz, oz, 1/10 oz, 1/20 oz, and 1 Gram coin. The 1/10 oz coin was one of two fractional weights introduced in 1982 when the series expanded for the first time. The other fractional weight introduced that year was the oz coin.
The obverse of all 2018 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins features the same design each year since 2003. This is the fourth-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II created by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt. The Queen is featured in right-profile relief. Her figure has appeared on all Canadian coins since 1952 and is routinely updated to reflect her age.
On the reverse of all 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins youll find the sugar maple leaf. This image has featured, with little change, on the reverse since 1979s introduction of the 1 oz weight. The maple leaf is the official emblem of Canada and appears in red on the national flag. Included on this face are engravings of radial lines, the nation of issue, purity, metal content, and weight of the coin.
The Royal Canadian Mint opened in 1908 with a facility in the federal capital city of Ottawa. Today it includes a second facility in Winnipeg opened in the 1980s.
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