Gainesville Coins has just now received the 2013 Canadian 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf in stock! This coin is minted from 1 0z of 99.99% pure gold, and has been a mainstay of the world gold bullion coin market since 1979. The gold Maple Leaf was actually the second gold bullion coin minted. The first was the South African gold Krugerrand, but the supply dried up when South Africa was put under nearly worldwide economic sanctions over their policy of apartheid. To meet this unsatisfied demand, the Royal Canadian Mint designed the Maple Leaf.
At first, Maple Leafs were minted at .999 fineness (99.9% purity,) compared to the .917/ 22k gold of the Krugerrand. As Canadian gold refining techniques improved, they pushed the purity bar even farther, becoming the first gold bullion coin to be minted in "four nines" .9999 fineness in 1983.
Gainesville Coins offers this iconic gold bullion coin with tiered pricing, at prices as low as $39.99 over spot price in quantities of 25 or more.