The famous 1 Oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is established as one of the finest gold bullion coins in the world. After four decades of producing great quality coins which are trusted by investors worldwide, the Royal Canadian Mint has a reputation to bank on.
Todays gold maples contain 99.99% ultra pure gold, and coins minted today carry more advanced security features than most other gold coins.
The 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf is, by far, Canada’s most popular gold coin and the most widely traded around the world. It is hugely popular in the United States.
History of the 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf was first issued in 1979. The original run was made up of one ounce bullion coins of 99.9% purity gold. The coins carried the iconic maple leaf on the reverse and the portrait of a 39-year old Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) introduced additional denominations and sizes in subsequent years , including coins as small as 1/20 ounce. RCM raised the purity of gold in the Maple Leaf to 99.99% in November of 1982.
Many special editions of the coin have been issued over the years, including 40th anniversary coins and some with .99999 (“five nines”) purity. In May 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint issued a set of six 100-kilogram coins. They were the largest gold coins ever issued prior to the Perth Mint’s issuing a single Gold Kangaroo weighing one ton in 2011.