# Absolute Purity For Canadian Maple Leafs

Canadian Maple Leaf coins are official bullion coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. They are world known for their pluralistic presence, as they are struck on gold, silver, platinum and palladium.Maple leafs are true pioneers in bullion coinage and this adds to their numismatic value.

The Gold Maple Leaf is the official bullion gold coin of Canada.It was introduced in 1979, being the second 1 oz. cold coin available to investors, and the first that was widely acknowledged (especially in the United States), since the first 1 oz. gold bullion coin ever minted (the South African Krugerrand) was not broadly accepted because of the economic boycott imposed on apartheid-era South Africa.

Coins minted between 1979 and 1982 have a gold content of .999. Soon gold Canadian Maple leafs became the purest gold regular-issue coins produced with a gold content of .9999 millesimal fineness (24 carats), some special issues struck on .99999 fine metal, containing virtually no base metals at all, only gold from Canadian mines. Initially the Royal Canadian Mint was criticised for its choice as coins were found to be too soft and sensitive.

The coin is offered in 120 ounce (14.15mm X .79mm), 110 (16.05mm X 1.14mm), 14 (19.75mm X 1.70mm), 12 (25.12mm X 2.24mm), and 1 oz.(30.00mm X 2.79mm) denominations, with a face values of $5,$10, $20 and$50 respectively. All coins are identical in design with the impeccable maple leaf motif on the reverse side, and 3 alternate portraits of 39, 64, and 79-year-old Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

Only in 1994 115 ounce ($2 face value) gold and platinum coins were issued, possibly for use in jewellery. They were not very popular. By 2012, more than 35 billion pennies were produced. The 125 oz. Farewell-to the -Penny gold Maple Leaf, with a face value of$1 celebrates the penny’s 75th anniversary of the Maple Leaves design.