Canadian Maple Leaf (PCGS graded)
The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin, struck by The Royal Canadian Mint, has had a fine gold content of 0.9999 since 1983. This high gold content makes the coin susceptible to scratching, so handle with care.
The bust of Queen Elizabeth II, looking to her left, is depicted on the obverse of the coin. Before 1990, the coin displayed a younger Elizabeth, while today’s version displays a more mature Queen Elizabeth II. Both versions of the coin display “ELIZABETH II” above the portrait. Below the portrait you will find the coin’s denomination and date of issue.
The iconic Maple Leaf is on the reverse of the coin and this national symbol of Canada gives the coin its name. On the back you will also find the purity of the gold on both sides of the leaf, the words “FINE GOLD” and the amount of gold. Also, “CANADA” is arched across the top. The purity of the gold is in both English and French, the national languages of Canada.
As Canada’s official mint, The Royal Canadian Mint was the first mint in the world to commercially produce 99.99% bullion gold coins. In addition, it was the first mint to produce a 99.999% gold coin. The main production branch is in Winnipeg, The Ottawa branch of the Mint has been in operation since 1908.
The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin is guaranteed by the Canadian government for its weight, purity and legal tender value.
The size and color reproduction of the coins shown do not correspond to the actual coins.