The Maple Leaf gold coin series by the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is recognised as one of the best investments on the bullion market. With a premium gold content of 99.99% the Maple Leaf is a ground breaking coin and the ¼ oz. 10 dollar mintage offers exceptional value. When you add the Canadian Maple Leaf to your investment portfolio, quality assurance and excellent ROI is guaranteed.
Why buy the Maple Leaf Gold Coin?
The Maple Leaf is the flagship coin of the Royal Canadian Mint and was the first coin to raise the amount of gold content. When the mintage was first introduced in 1979 to help meet the demands of gold bullion coins, investment bullion only had a purity of .992.The RCM developed advance minting techniques and increased the purity to .995. Three years later they went even better and produced the first bullion coin to feature .999 pure gold. They set the standard for gold bullion coin production around the world. From 1988 the Maple Leaf has contained a purity of .9999, the highest gold content in standard bullion coins. The pioneering achievements of the Maple Leaf set new boundaries and gives the coin historical reference and numismatic value.Given the 10 dollar ¼ oz coins carry a small premium and a reasonable price, they are an ideal option to either start your investment portfolio or add gold to your existing collection.
Design Maple Leaf Gold
The Maple Leaf has a distinctive design which features on the familiar maple leaf design created by RCM artist Walter Otto. The same symbol appears in the Canadian flag and is synonymous with the largest country in North America. The intricate design appear on the reverse of the coins together with the country of origin, the weight and the purity. The numbers 9999 appear either side of the leaf. On the obverse side is the right-facing profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Susan Blunt and is the same image used on all Canadian coinage since 2003.
History Maple Leaf Gold
The Maple Leaf was first produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1979 to rival the South African Krugerrand which had a monopoly on the bullion market. Private ownership of gold coins was also becoming mainstream as investors realised the strengths of adding gold bullion to their portfolio. The Krugerrand was the first coin to be made available to private investors on a global scale, and whilst it changed the dynamics of the market, it could not match the Maple Leaf for value. The South African coin contained 91.67% gold. The RCM developed engineering techniques that enabled them to produce coins with 99.95% pure gold – the first of its kind. The Maple Leaf set a new standard in gold coin production and the RCM went one better in 1982 they increased the gold content to 99.50%. And they didn't stop there. In 1988, the RCM pioneered gold bullion coins with .9999 purity, a standard of coin manufacturing that holds true today. In 2008, the RCM produced their first Maple Leaf coin with a .99999 purity, a 1 kilo coin worth $1 million CAD. They have produced additional other five 9 coins, but these are very rare and only minted for special edition coins. It is because of its pioneering achievements that the RCM's flagship Maple Leaf coin is held with such high esteem by investors and will continue to perform strongly in the market regardless of the year in which the coins were minted.
Security of Gold Maple Leaf coins
The innovation shown by the RCM in the making of their coins has not compromised their ability to ensure their products offer investors security. From the earliest beginnings, the Maple Leaf has incorporated security measures that make it highly impossible to counterfeit without the fake being detected by experienced dealers. CoinInvest GmbH only purchase Maple Leaf coins that are issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Investors can therefore be assured that the products we sell are 100% genuine.
Buying and selling Maple Leaf coins
To order your 10 Dollar ¼ oz gold Maple Leaf click on the orange button below to add the item to your cart and proceed to check-out or continue browsing our online store for other great deals. If you have any Maple Leaf gold coins for sale, regardless of the year, we would be happy to hear from you with a view to buying your property. As a leading dealer of gold bullion coins, CoinInvest can offer highly competitive rates at current market prices. Contact a member of our friendly staff with the details of your Maple Leaf coins and we will prepare a fix-fee offer on your behalf and confirm the same by email.