For coin collectors as well as bullion investors, Canada's Gold Maple Leaf coin is the "gold standard" for modern gold bullion coins. Struck from extra-pure .9999 fine gold and equipped with the latest anti-counterfeiting technology, these legal tender gold coins from the Royal Canadian Mint are bought and traded all around the world. Each coin bears a face value of 5 Dollars and contains a total of one-tenth troy ounce (0.1 troy oz) of pure gold.
The reverse design displays an exceptionally realistic maple leaf image, created by artist Walter Ott. The purity "9999" is found on either side of the leaf, and the issuing nation "CANADA" curls along the top rim. A small laser-etched maple leaf privy mark appears just below the right side of the larger maple leaf. "FINE GOLD" and "1/10 OZ OR PUR" is inscribed at the bottom rim. A radial line finish is used for the background, creating a dazzling effect in the light while also serving as an important security feature.
The obverse is graced by Susanna Blunt's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II facing toward the right. Her Majesty's name "ELIZABETH II" is inscribed at the top rim, while the bottom rim includes the denomination "5 DOLLARS" and the year-date "2018." The radial line effect is also used for the finish on the reverse. The edge design is reeded.
Since being introduced in 1979, the Canadian Gold Maple has continuously exceeded industry standards for purity, security, and craftsmanship in the global gold bullion coin market. Especially if you're looking to buy gold in fractional quantities, check out the 2018 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf (Brilliant Uncirculated) available at Gainesville Coins.