|Quantity||VAT excl.||with VAT2|
|1 - 25||18.61 €||22.15 €|
|26 - 100||18.49 €||22.00 €|
|101 - 500||18.36 €||21.85 €|
|501 - 1000||18.24 €||21.70 €|
|1001 +||18.11 €||21.55 €|
1 The weight displayed here is the fine metal content of the item. It does not reflect the actual weight of the product which may be higher.
2 Price includes VAT
* The delivered products may slightly vary from the shown picture.
Maple Leaf: The Classic Canadian Coin
With an exquisite design, a 99.99% fineness and international acceptance, the Canadian Maple Leaf coin is the number one choice amongst collectors. Not only is this coin among the purest regular issue gold coins on the market, it also has ultra-safe security marks so cannot be easily counterfeited and offers the best premiums on spot price. With all this to offer, there is little wonder the Canadian Maple Leaf coin is the most popular bullion in the world!
Buying Maple Leaf coins
You can buy the Canadian Maple Leaf through our website; we offer a variety of standard weights and sizes. Browse through our selection above and read more about the coins you find most appealing by clicking on your selection. To purchase the coins simply add to your basket by clicking on the green band in the properties table.
It should be noted that nominal value denoted in Canadian dollars (CAD) on the coins is not the actual value of the Maple Leaf. The true value depends on the current spot price (+ premium) – which exceeds the mint value by far. The weight "oz" represents "troy ounce" which weighs exactly 31.1034768 grams.
Gold Maple Leaf: A coin that sets new standards
The Gold Maple Leaf was first minted by the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) in 1979 and set new standards in the manufacturing of issue gold coins. Using advanced technology at that time, the RCM were able to produce a coin with a purity of .9999. This was the first time the feat had been achieved.
Needless to say the one ounce Maple Leaf became an instant success. Moreover, it is considered a pioneer of bullion gold coins in general. Prior to the production of the Gold Maple Leaf, the South African Krugerrand had dominated the market, but only consisted of 91.67% purity.
The breakthrough of the RCM raised the bar for gold bullion coin production and their example was soon followed by The Perth Mint in Australia and The Austrian Mint in Europe. RCM continues to achieve new boundaries in engineering excellence and in 1998 produced a gold Maple Leaf with a .99999 purity worth $1m.
1oz gold Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf coins weighs one troy ounce (31.10 grams) of pure gold. The consequence of being made out of pure gold is that the Maple Leaf 1oz gold coin can easily be scratched and handling marks are noticeable. Because of this we take great care to package the coins so they reach you in mint condition.
The 1oz Maple Leaf is the official gold bullion coin of the Canadian government. Even though it is legal tender in Canada and all over the world, this coin and its other denominations are not considered as circulating coins because they are so sought after by gold investors and by numismatists.
Silver, Platinum and Palladium Maple Leaf
The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin was launched by the Royal Canadian Mint for the first time in 1988 and has ever since been issued on a yearly basis. Containing one ounce of 99.99% fine silver, the Maple Leaf Silver is the purest silver coin in the world. The Maple Leaf Silver belongs to the most famous bullion coins worldwide.
The Silver Maple Leaf was created due to the huge success of the Gold Maple Leaf, and has carried the same obverse (front) and reverse (back) design since its inauguration year. Its annual production level is based on market demand.
In addition, the RCM minted the Platinum Maple Leaf from 1988 to 1999, and again from 2009 to the present day.
The Palladium Maple Leaf was minted during the years 2005 to 2010 making this coin a profitable collector’s item.
Maple Leaf description
The most recognisable feature of the coins is the symbol of the Maple Leaf pressed on the reverse, a national symbol of Canada that is recognised all over the world. On the obverse side is the head of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, head of the Commonwealth of which Canada plays a major role.
The original design of the Maple Leaf by Walter Ott has become the collections signature symbol and has not altered since the first year it was struck in 1979, the only difference being the age of Queen Elizabeth through the ages. When the coins were first minted, they had an impression of Her Majesty aged 39 which was updated in 1994 when she was aged 64. The coins were updated 15 years later when the Queen turned 79.
The original portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse side of the coin was designed by artist, Arnold Machin and has only changed as Her Majesty aged. The inscriptions are: “ELIZABETH II”, the face value (“50 DOLLARS”) and the minting year, "2014".
The top of the coins on the reverse side are engraved, “CANADA”, to represent the issuing country and two other inscriptions in English and French - due to the countries official Canadian bilingualism - reads: “9999 FINE GOLD” and “1 OZ OR PUR 9999”.
The production of the Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf coins are struck at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg. The high-tech plant uses the latest technologies and produces over 1 billion circulation coins every year. The regular production of the coins offers certain benefits to investors and the weight and purity is guaranteed to meet world bullion standards.
Furthermore, dealers can post fluctuating daily buy and sell prices accurately as the value is calculated on spot prices in accordance with the coins weight in gold. Moreover, because of the large quantity of coins struck in any one year, dealers can offer Maple Leaf coins for a low premium over the spot price making them an ideal investment for gifts, savings or retirement funds.
Royal Canadian Mint Quality Assurance
Historically, Maple Leaf coins are very difficult to forge because they are minted to exact dimensions and weights that can be verified by dealers. Investors therefore benefit from maximised security against counterfeiting for coins in circulation.
In 2013, the RCM added an optical security feature in order to increase the security of the coin and provide for protection for buyers. The visual security feature is produced with the innovative use of laser technology and consists of an intricate micro-engraved design of the Maple Leaf. The year of issue is also indicated by two digits rather than four, for example "14" for 2014.
Selling Maple Leaf coins
If you want to sell Maple Leaf coins, you are guaranteed a fair price from CoinInvest GmbH. Our reliable and constantly updated purchase prices can be found on the price list, or if you prefer, you can call us and speak with a friendly member of our staff who will fix the price and confirm it by e-mail.