In response to the South African Krugerrand, the Royal Canadian Mint issued the Maple Leaf Gold for the first time in 1978. The Canadian coin, together with the Krugerrand, is one of the most famous investment coins in the world and is traded internationally.
The popularity of the Maple Leaf lies not only in the various denominations (1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz und 1 oz) but also in its high purity and its availability in the three precious metals: gold, silver and platinum.
The design of the coin has hardly changed since its introduction. Only the portrait of the Queen is updated every ten to twelve years - as is the case for other Commonwealth coins. For the fifth time already in 2016. A special innovation was added to the Maple Leaf in 2013. A fine pattern of radial lines was added as the background to the portrait of the Queen and the maple leaf that the coin its name, which increased its forgery protection.
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