The Royal Canadian Mint has long enjoyed its place in the upper echelon of government mints (and precious metals refineries, in general). The mint's flagship item is the Gold Maple Leaf coin, which is also offered in smaller fractional sizes. With the 2016 1/4 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, you can add the same .9999 fine gold coin to your portfolio without making the commitment to a larger amount of gold. In total, each coin contains one-quarter troy oz (0.25 troy ounce) of pure gold. As legal tender, these coins also each have a face value of 10 Dollars.
The reverse design uses a realistic image of a maple leaf, the official national symbol of Canada. This design was created by artist Walter Ott for the first Gold Maple coins in 1979. The coin now features a radial line finish that both protects against counterfeiting and adds an aesthetically pleasing effect to the coin's surface. The issuing nation "CANADA" is found across the top rim. Around the bottom rim, "FINE GOLD 1/4 OZ OR PUR" is inscribed. "9999" is placed on either side of the maple leaf.
The obverse also uses the radial line finish. Susanna Blunt's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is shown at the center of the design. It is surrounded by the inscription "ELIZABETH II" at the top rim above, with the denomination "10 DOLLARS" and the year-date "2016" both inscribed at the bottom rim. The coin's edge is reeded.
Fans of collecting modern gold and silver coins largely appreciate the artistic beauty and national pride found in the Gold Maple Leaf design. Moreover, precious metal investors have made the coin popular for its extra-pure .9999 gold fineness. If you're considering adding gold to your portfolio in fractional amounts, then check out the 2016 1/4 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin at Gainesville Coins!
|Actual Metal Weight:||0.25 ozt|
|Face Value:||10 Dollars|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||Susanna Blunt|
|Reverse Designer:||Walter Ott|