There are few coins available to those buying gold more beautiful than the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin. One of the earliest gold bullion coins available, the Gold Maple Leaf features five annual weight options and a unique 25-gram coin as well.
- Contains 1/10 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU Condition.
- The face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by Canadas government.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the coins obverse.
- The sugar maple leaf is found on the coins reverse.
The 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin was one of the first two fractional weights introduced in the series. The 1979 debut of the coin series included only a 1 oz coin with .999 pure gold content. In November 1982, the Royal Canadian Mint increased gold content in the coins to .9999 purity levels and introduced these 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leafs alongside a 1/4 oz option.
The 1/10 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins include the radial lines found on the obverse and reverse of all coins in the Gold Maple Leaf collection.
On the obverse side of Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins, you’ll find the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2002, this design of Elizabeth II comes from Susanna Blunt and began appearing on Canadian coinage in 2003. Blunt is just the second Canadian artist ever to design a monarchs effigy for Canadian coins.
The reverse of 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins features the sugar maple leaf. A species of tree found throughout North America, the maple leaf has been a symbol of Canada since the mid-18th century when French Canadians used it as a symbol of their provinces. This design originated from Walter Ott in 1979 when the series debuted from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint started with a single facility in Ottawa. In 1976, a second facility was opened in 1976 to expand the coining capacity of the RCM.