The Royal Canadian Mint is noted for its attention to detail in refining precious, boasting the distinction as the first major mint to issue legal tender coins with .9999 fine gold. Carrying on this tradition of quality and excellence is the 2016 8 Gram Canadian Gold MapleGrams (8x1g With Assay). This blister pack contains 8 individually sealed MapleGram gold coins, which are part of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf series of coins. Each coin is struck from extra-pure .9999 fine gold and contains 1 gram of actual gold weight (AGW) for a total of 8 grams of pure gold. They are also legal tender with individual face values of 50 Cents.
The reverse design, created by Walter Ott for the original Gold Maple Leaf coin, shows a detailed and textured image of a maple leaf, the national symbol of Canada. The maple leaf is flanked on each side by the purity "9999." A radial line finish, both for aesthetic appeal and for anti-counterfeiting measures, runs along the entire field of the coin. The issuing nation "CANADA" is found at the top rim, while "FINE GOLD 1g OR PUR" is inscribed along the bottom rim.
The obverse shows Susanna Blunt's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. The same radial line finish is used. Her Majesty's name runs along the top rim while the denomination "50 CENTS" and the year-date "2016" are placed at the bottom rim. The coin's edge is plain. Each coin comes in its own sealed assay card for a total of 8 MapleGram coins in the blister pack.
For those who are looking for fractional amounts of gold bullion, perhaps because they are on a tight budget or because they would like to be able to divide their gold into small portions, the most flexible legal tender option is the MapleGram coin. The 2016 8 Gram Canadian Gold MapleGram (8x1g) gives you eight separate coins, adding even more flexibility. These .9999 fine gold coins are a great option for gold investors and collectors of Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins alike!
|Actual Metal Weight:||0.257 ozt|
|Face Value:||50 Cents (8x)|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||Susanna Blunt|
|Reverse Designer:||Walter Ott|
|Packaging:||8 x 1 Blister Pack W|