The 2008 1 oz Gold Canadian Vancouver Maple Leaf coin was the first of three annual issues leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Made of 1 oz of 99.99% pure gold. and carrying a denomination of $50 CDN, the obverse of the coin features the logo of the Vancouver Olympics next to an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Susanna Blunt. The traditional Maple Leaf shares the reverse with the logo for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics with the legend FINE GOLD 1OZ OR PUR around the bottom of the coin. The coin is stamped 9999 next to the maple leaf to attest to its purity.