Half ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins are 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 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 as a Gold IRA /Gold RSP investment.
1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin Values
Half ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin values are based on the world’s fluctuating gold spot 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 Buy 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.
Higher Gold Coin Sell Prices
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 and (2) selling them than compared to other less popular fractional gold coins or gold bullion bars.
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin Design
The half 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’ (English / French respectively).
Anti-Counterfeit Coin Designs
In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) introduced micro laser engravings. 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). On the obverse or the back of the bullion 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins you can now find a miniature micro-engraved maple leaf below the larger maple leaf. With magnification one can better see struck in the center of this mini maple leaf mark, a two-digit number illustrating the coin’s 21st Century year of issue.
The Royal Canadian Mint also recently introduced their uniqueBullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology to combat fake gold and counterfeit gold coins.
The Bullion DNA program at the Canadian Mint makes sure every 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 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coins some of the best fractional gold coins to buy for investors concerned about getting real physical gold and not 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.