For more than a quarter-century, the international community has embraced the Gold Maple as one of the most reliable bullion coins on the market. Thanks to its extra-pure .9999 fine gold, its various anti-counterfeiting features, and the stellar reputation of the Royal Canadian Mint, investors have continued to covet these coins as a stable, physical store of wealth. Each 1/4 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin is designated with a $10 face value and contains one-quarter troy ounce (0.25 troy oz) of fine gold content.
The reverse design depicts one of the national symbols of Canada, the maple leaf. Created by Walter Ott, the engraving is remarkable for its attention to detail and realistic portrayal of the leaf. Just below the leaf, to the right of the stem, a smaller maple leaf security mark can be seen with the number "18" under magnification. The issuing country "CANADA" appears the top rim, while "FINE GOLD 1/4 OZ OR PUR" is inscribed at the bottom rim. The purity "9999" is placed on either side of the leaf. The field uses a radial line finish.
An image of HRM Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Susanna Blunt, appears on the obverse. Her Majesty is shown facing right against the same radial line pattern. This is both an attractive design feature and a clever anti-counterfeiting protection. The artist's initials "SB" are visible on the Queen's shoulder. Below, the denomination "10 DOLLARS" and the year-date "2018" are inscribed at the bottom rim. The edge of the coin is reeded (also called serrated).
Few bullion coins can match the reliability and name-recognition of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf. That's why it's trusted worldwide by investors, banks, financial firms, traders, and collectors alike. Buy the 2018 1/4 oz Gold Maple Leaf (Brilliant Uncirculated) for competitive pricing at Gainesville Coins!