When coin collectors and investors are looking for an inexpensive way to purchase legal tender gold coins, they often turn to small fractional coins like the 2017 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf. These smaller gold coins contain one-tenth ounce (0.10 troy oz) of fine gold content, and are struck from extra-pure .9999 fine (99.99% pure) gold. Their legal tender denomination is 5 Dollars.
Walter Ott's magnificent maple leaf design graces the reverse of the coin. Against a gorgeous radial line finish that doubles as a security feature, the leaf is flanked on each side by the purity "9999." The specifications "FINE GOLD 1/10 OZ OR PUR" curl along the bottom rim. At the top rim, the issuing country "CANADA" is inscribed.
The obverse design uses Susanna Blunt's image of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen's name is found at the top rim, while the bottom rim includes the face value "5 DOLLARS" and the year-date "2017." The edge of the coin is reeded.