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Gold Maple Leaf coins are the official 24k gold coin of Canada.
The Royal Canadian Mint began striking the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin in 1979 and these gold Canadian coins remain the official .9999 gold coin of Canada.
Over 10,000,000 ounces of gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins have been purchased by investors and coin collectors around the globe.
The Canadian government guarantees that each Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin contains .9999 fine gold with its explicit troy ounce weight struck on the coin. Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police enforces the government’s Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin guarantee.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins are offered in a 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and even 1 gram gold coin sizes.
The Canadian Gold Maple leaf coin is considered by many gold bullion industry experts, one of the best gold coin options in the physical gold bullion market.
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 Gold Maple Leaf coin over the gold spot price can increase sharply (e.g. 2008 Financial Crisis gold coin shortage).
These official Canadian 24k gold coins also have low legal tender face values (compared to their precious metal market price). This helps assure these .9999 fine gold coins will not actively circulate and compete with Canada’s current fiat currency, the Canadian dollar.
In terms of overall sales volumes, Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins are some of the most popular 24k gold coins currently minted by a government mint. These official Canadian gold coins also demand some of the gold bullion industry’s highest bid prices (the price gold dealers are bidding or buying these 1 oz gold coins back from investors at).
In general, gold dealers like Kitco pay above the fluctuating gold spot price when buying Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins back from individual investors.
Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz gold coins demand some of the highest gold selling prices amongst other competing government gold coins (e.g. South African Gold Krugerrand coins or Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins).
In summation, a Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin’s price per ounce will usually be both slightly higher when (1) buying and (2) selling them than compared to other less popular gold coins or gold bullion bars.
The 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 $50 CAD legal tender face value of this .9999 fine 1 oz gold coin.
The backside of a Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin features the iconic Canadian Maple Leaf as well as the explicit stamping of ‘9999 FINE GOLD 1 OZ OR PUR 9999’ (in English and French respectively).
In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced micro laser engravings on their 24k Gold Maple Leaf coins. On the obverse or back of the bullion 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.
From 2015 onward, the Canadian Mint also added micro radial lines to the backgrounds of both sides of this official Gold Maple Leaf coin.
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 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 Mints 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 Gold Maple leaf coins some of the best gold coins to buy for investors concerned about getting real physical gold and not counterfeit or fake gold items.
Safe shipment of gold bullion coins and 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, your gold coins or bullion bars are secured tightly in nondescript packaging. All parcels are shipped with full insurance, postal tracking, and adult signature requirements.
You can elect to deliver and store your gold coins and bullion bars safely and securely with Kitco’s Allocated Storage Program.
Kitco offers multiple third party non-bank gold vault options all fully insured, segregated, and allocated as your property at all times.
Kitcos network of top-tier gold vaults includes some of the most secure gold storage facilities in Canada, Hong Kong, the United States (COMEX approved), and the Cayman Islands (certain conditions apply).
Keep your physical gold bullion purchases outside of the banking and financial systems with our Gold Storage Solutions.
Since around the year 2000, there has been a general increase in gold prices in virtually all currencies and record numbers of gold coins being sold to the investing public.
During and following 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 gold online in order to better diversify risks to their investment portfolios.
Finding a trusted local or online gold coin dealer who promptly delivers quality gold coins and bullion bars at fair and reasonable prices can be difficult. We have been working in the gold bullion industry for over 40 years and seen many online gold coin dealers come and go.
Since 1977, Kitco has been buying and selling gold and other precious metal bullion. We are the world’s #1 gold news website and a trusted online bullion and gold coin dealer.
Want more information on how to buy and sell gold? How to buy and sell silver? Please reach out to our first class Sales Associates by email or by phone, at email@example.com, or using 1 877 775-4826 (US and Canada), 1 514 313-9999 (Worldwide).