For anyone interested in adding legal tender gold bullion to their investment portfolio, one of the most popular choices is the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, the official gold bullion coin of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). For a less cost-intensive option, the RCM also issues its 2016 1/2 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin. These coins are struck from the same extra-pure .9999 fine gold, but each contains one-half troy oz (0.5 troy ounce) of fine gold content. Each coin has a denomination of 20 Dollars.
On the reverse, Walter Ott's familiar maple leaf design is shown. The maple leaf is incredibly realistic, down to a textured surface that looks almost as if a real leaf was preserved as a fossil. The issuing country "CANADA" is inscribed across the top rim. The bottom rim features the inscriptions "FINE GOLD 1/2 OZ OR PUR," indicating the coin's weight and gold composition. The fineness "9999" appears on either side of the leaf. The edge is reeded.
The obverse uses Susanna Blunt's image of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen faces right and wears no royal tiara or diadem. Her name "ELIZABETH II" rounds the top rim. At the bottom rim, the face value "20 DOLLARS" and the year of issue "2016" are both included. A radial line finish is used on both sides of the coin. This not only produces a light diffraction effect that adds to the design's beauty, but it is also an important anti-counterfeiting technique.
The Royal Canadian Mint engenders trust with both its impressive capacity to refine .9999 fine gold (it was the first refinery to do so) and its cutting-edge security features on its bullion products. For fantastic quality and the best anti-counterfeiting technology in the industry, consider the 2016 1/2 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin available at Gainesville Coins!
|Actual Metal Weight:||0.5 ozt|
|Face Value:||20 Dollars|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||Susanna Blunt|
|Reverse Designer:||Walter Ott|