Buy 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coins
Buying Gold Maple Leaf Coins in 1/2 oz gold coin sizes is a great way to own smaller fractional gold coins which are both easy to trade and guaranteed by the Canadian government.
Benefits of 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coins include:
- - Guaranteed to have 1/2 troy ounce of 9999 fine gold.
- - Legal tender in Canada with a $20 CAD face value.
- - 24k gold coin with a fine 9999 gold purity.
- - Bought and sold with a price premium above the world’s fluctuating gold spot price.
- - Arrive in protective flips or Royal Canadian Mint tubes.
- - Private gold investment which can be held completely outside of the world financial system.
- - Shipped fully insured to your door or to your non-bank gold storage account.
- - Also eligible for a Gold IRA or Gold RSP gold investment.
1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin Prices
Half ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin prices are based on the world’s fluctuating spot gold price.
When physical gold supplies cannot properly meet bullion investor demand, the premiums or prices per 1/2 ounce Gold Maple Leaf Coin can dramatically rise over the gold spot price (e.g. fall of 2008 gold coin shortage).
These official Canadian 24k fractional gold coins also have low legal tender face values (compared to their precious metal market price). This helps assure these fine .9999 gold coins will not actively compete with Canada’s current fiat currency, the Canadian dollar.
Higher Gold Coin Prices
In terms of overall sales volumes, Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins are some of the most popular half ounce 24k gold coins currently minted by a government. These official 1/2 oz Canadian Gold Coins also demand some of the gold bullion industry’s highest gold buying prices (the price gold dealers are bidding or buying these 1/2 oz gold coins back at from investors).
In general, gold dealers like Kitco Metals pay a price above the fluctuating gold spot price when buying 1/2 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins back from individual investors.
Canadian Maple Leaf 1/2 oz gold coins demand some of the highest gold selling prices amongst other competing fractional government gold coins (e.g. fractional South African Gold Krugerrand coins).
In summation, a half oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin’s price will usually be both slightly higher when (1) buying Gold Maple Leaf Coins and (2) selling Gold Maple Leaf Coins when compared to other less popular fractional gold coins or gold bullion bars.
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin Design
The 1/2 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin’s front features the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen ELIZABETH II. Her Majesty’s effigy is accompanied by explicit engravings of her name, the year of coin mintage, and the $20 CAD legal tender face value of this .9999 fine 1/2 oz gold coin.
The backside of a 1/2 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin features the iconic Canadian Maple Leaf as well as an explicit stamping of ‘9999 FINE GOLD 1/2 OZ OR PUR 9999’ (written in English and French respectively).
Anti-Counterfeit Coin Designs
In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) introduced micro laser engravings as an advanced security element. From 2015 onwards, all RCM 24k Gold Maple Leaf coins have this security feature (1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/20 oz, 1 gram). A new finish formed of complex radial lines and a micro-engraved laser mark are some visible security enhancements the RCM has included in its line of both Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins.
The micro-engraved radial lines that have replaced the traditional bullion finish on the 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf has been so precisely printed, to within microns. This new radial finish engraving ensures consistency in die production and coin striking, and is a security technique unmatched to the Royal Canadian Mint. The specific width and depth of the lines burst out of the coin’s central images (the Maple Leaf design on the reverse, and Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse) and form a distinctive light-diffracting pattern.
The Royal Canadian Mint also recently introduced their unique Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology to combat fake gold and counterfeit gold coins. The Bullion DNA program at the Canadian Mint makes sure every 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coin is engraved with a textured maple leaf mark. This mark is then micro-engraved with laser technology. This micro-engraving is then scanned and recorded at the Canadian Mint. Investors can then use the Mint's Bullion DNA reading product to scan their Gold Maple Leaf coin mark. This scanning will compare the original gold coin’s mark scanned in the Mint’s database to let the user know if the gold coin is indeed authentic or not.
All these unique bullion industry security features make the Royal Canadian Mint’s Gold Maple Leaf Coins some of the best gold coins to buy for investors concerned about avoiding counterfeit or fake gold items.
Gold delivery to door?
Safe shipment of fractional 1/2 oz gold bullion coins and gold bullion bars in the mail is more common than you might think. The majority of our customers take fully insured, physical gold delivery to their door or preferred mailing addresses.
Upon fully cleared payment of your order with Kitco Metals, your gold bullion coins or bullion bars are secured tightly in nondescript packaging. All parcels are shipped with full insurance, postal tracking, and adult signature requirements.
Why buy fractional gold coins?
Since around the year 2000, there has been an increase in gold prices and record numbers of gold coins being sold to the investing public.
Since the financial crisis of 2008, the trend of online gold dealers selling gold coins and bullion bars to the investing public has dramatically increased as well.
It has become quite common for investors to buy small fractional gold coins online in order to better diversify risks to their investment portfolios.
You can store your 1/2 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin safely and securely with Kitco Allocated Storage.
Kitco offers global options for gold bullion storage that are fully segregated, insured and allocated. Kitco's network of top-tier gold vaults include some of the most secure gold coin storage facilities located in Canada, Hong Kong or the United States (COMEX approved). Cayman Islands gold bullion storage is also available (certain conditions apply).
Find out more about keeping your gold bullion coin purchases secure, with our Global Precious Metals Storage Solutions.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is a Canadian crown corporation that mints all of Canada's circulation coins. Since it released Canada's first domestically produced coin in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint has acquired a global reputation for minting excellence. Today, the Mint's superior technical capabilities allow it to set new benchmarks in fractional gold coin designs and quality and make it the producer of choice for many countries' official coinage.