The 2017 Gold Maple 1/4 oz bullion coin is an affordable solution for investors who want to convert capital to fine .9999 (24 carat) gold. It's also ideal for new or younger collectors and those who have yet to add one of the most famous bullion coins in the world to existing collections.
The Royal Canadian Mint first unveiled its 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf made from .999 pure gold in 1979 as a direct competitor to the Krugerrand. Krugerrands were previously the only bullion coin available for investors but were increasingly difficult to obtain due to economic sanctions against South Africa. The 1 oz Maple Leaf was an instant success, prompting the mint to introduce 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz versions in 1982. In 1982, Gold Maple coins were also upgraded to .9999 gold - the world's first 24 carat bullion coin had arrived.
The 2017 1/4 oz Gold Maple features the famous sugar maple leaf design on its reverse and the Susanna Blunt portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse. Since 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint has added unique security features in a bid to prevent counterfeiting. The 1/4 oz Gold Maple 2017 has a sunburst pattern of etched lines on both faces and a micro-engraved textured maple leaf created with laser technology on the reverse.
coininvest.com strives to find the best investment opportunities for its customers. As one of Europe's leading bullion coin and precious metals traders we are able to buy in bulk directly from the mint and pass savings on to you. The 1/4 oz Gold Maple 2017 is now available as an individual item or in multiples of 10.
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