1/2 Oz Maple Leaf gold coin (various years)
With its introduction in 1979, the 1/2 ounce Maple Leaf became the first investment coin in the world! Due to its timeless design and its 99.99 (24 carat) gold purity the Maple Leaf has remained a firm favourite among collectors and investors.
1/2 oz. Gold Maple Leaf coins are minted by the Royal Canadian Mint. Up until the Gold Maple leaf was introduced in 1979, the South African Krugerrand constituted the only bullion coin on the market. However, importing the coin was prohibited until 1994, due to the economic boycott of South Africa as a result of Apartheid. This was majorly beneficial to the Gold Maple Leaf and allowed it develop and become one of the most popular bullion coins in the world.
Features of the 1/2 oz. Maple Leaf bullion coin
The 1/2 oz. Gold Maple Leaf bears a portrait of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and a Canadian maple leaf, Canada’s national symbol, on the reverse. In between 1979 and 1982, the RCM struck Gold Maple Leaf coin with a purity of 0.999 and following 1982 coins were struck with a purity grade of 0.9999. 1994 constituted the only year 1/15 oz. coins were struck, the coins proved unpopular. Gold Maple Leaf coins have been struck in 1 oz. coins as well as 1/2, 1/4, 1/10 and 1/20 oz. coins.The 1/2 Troy Ounce has a face value of $20 (CAD) and is legal tender in Canada.
A Maple Leaf gold coin from various years of production
The pictured gold coin is an example only. You will receive a gold Maple Leaf coin from a random year of production. It is not possible to request a coin minted in a specific year. Please be aware that all gold Maple Leaf coins minted before 2015 do not feature the ridged radial line design of later years. More product specifications can be found by clicking on the “Additional Information” tab.
* The image shown is an example, the product may differ.
** The weight shown relates solely to the weight of the precious metal. The total weight of the product may differ.
*** Prices shown are inclusive of VAT (if applicable).
|Manufacturer||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Fineness||999 or 999.9|
|Weight of precious metal||15.55 gram | 1/2 Oz|
|Face value||CA$ 20|
|Delivery time||In stock|