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Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins

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Sizes1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz
Purity.9999 Gold
IRA EligibleIRA Eligible IRA Approved

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About the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the official gold bullion coin of Canada, produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. Furthermore, it was the first bullion coin with a gold purity of .9999 (24-karat), with some special issues even .99999 fine. The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf was introduced in 1979 to satisfy high demand for gold bullion coins as the only gold bullion coin at the time, the 22-karat Krugerrand, was unavailable due to the economic boycott of the apartheid-regime in South Africa. It is available in 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, ½ oz, and 1 oz denominations. The Canadian Government guarantees for weight, content, and .9999 purity.

Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins minted from 1979 to 1982 have a gold purity of .999, while coins minted from 1982 onwards have a gold purity of .9999.

In 1994, the Canadian Mint also issued a 1/15 oz coin ($2.00 face value) gold and platinum coins were issued, possibly for use in jewelry. They were not very popular, and 1994 remains the only year in which 1⁄15 oz gold bullion coins were produced. All Gold Maple Leaf coins are identical in design to the 1 oz coin, except for markings on the obverse and reverse sides indicating the weight and face value of the coin. Their face values are $1, $5, $10, $25, and $50, which are their legal values reflecting their issue and monetized value. In Canada, the Maple Leaf coins are legal tender for all debts public and private at their face values. However, the face values do not reflect the much higher intrinsic value of these coins. The Canadian Golden Maple Leaf is one of the most desired coins because of its impeccable quality, classic design, and fine gold purity.


Moreover, the Canadian Golden Maple Leaf gold coin enjoys an enviable reputation among collectors and investors due to the Royal Canadian Mint’s insistence upon flawless planchets, the pure gold blanks from which gold coins are made, and is eligible for placement in a physical gold IRA. In 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint lived up to its reputation once again by creating and issuing the world’s largest and purest gold coin ever produced: a 100 kilogram, or 220 pound, .99999 fine gold coin that has a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars (although the gold content was worth over 1 million U.S. dollars at the time). Even as gold prices fluctuate, the iconic Canadian Gold Maple Leaf remains immensely popular since it is one of the world’s most pure, refined, and beautiful gold coins.

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Why Invest in the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins

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Ideal for short-term holding and speculative trading.

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Instant liquidity when you want to sell quickly.

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Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins Design

Obverse Side

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The Gold Maple Leaf was designed by Walter Ott. The obverse side of the coin features the profile of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the inscription ELIZABETH II and the coin’s face value and year of minting.

Reverse Side

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The reverse side shows the maple leaf, Canada’s official national symbol, and the inscriptions CANADA, as well as the coin’s purity and denomination (e.g., FINE GOLD 1 OZ OR PURE).

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Gold Maple Leaf Coin Specifications

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1 Troy oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin

Diameter30 mm
Thickness2.8 mm
Net fine weight1 ozt
Weight31.16 g
Face Value50 dollars (CAD)
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1/2 Troy oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin

Diameter25 mm
Thickness2.8 mm
Net fine weight0.5 ozt
Face Value20 dollars (CAD)
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1/4 Troy oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin

Diameter20 mm
Thickness1.78 mm
Net fine weight0.25 ozt
Face Value10 dollars (CAD)
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1/10 Troy oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin

Diameter16 mm
Thickness1.22 mm
Net fine weight0.1 ozt
Face Value5 dollars (CAD)
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1/20 Troy oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin

Diameter14.1 mm
Thickness0.92 mm
Net fine weight0.05 ozt
Face Value1 dollars (CAD)
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How Much Are Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coins Worth?

While a 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin has a face value of $50 (CAD), it is worth much more based on the gold content. The actual value will vary based on the current spot price of gold. The same is true for the ½ oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin, which has a nominal face value of $20 (CAD). These popular gold coins also come in quarter-ounce, tenth-ounce, and 20th-ounce weights.

In most cases, if you are looking to sell a Gold Maple Leaf Coin, you can expect to get around spot price for the coin, typically a percentage less depending on market or coin dealer factors.

Gold Maple Leaf Price Chart

Coin Metal ContentFace Value
1 oz Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin$50 (CAD)
1/2 oz Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin$20 (CAD)
1/4 oz Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin$10 (CAD)
1/10 oz Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin$5 (CAD)
1/20 oz Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin$1 (CAD)

The Royal Canadian Mint has also created several special edition coins that hold value beyond their weight in gold. This includes the 2018 Anniversary Edition, a 1 oz coin with a 3D design and $200 face value. The mint only produced 375 of these gold coins, making them highly sought after among collectors.

In 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint produced a coin with a face value of $1 million and an actual value of more than $3.5 million! Only five of these gold coins were produced.

Appraise or Sell Your Gold Maple Leaf Coins

If you are looking to sell your Gold Maple Leaf Coins and believe it could hold value beyond its weight in metal, get in touch with a Scottsdale Bullion & Coin appraiser who can help you determine the value of your coins.

The advisors at Scottsdale Bullion & Coin have over one hundred years of combined experience in the precious metals industry and can make sure you get a fair price for your Gold Maple Leaf Coins.

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