Each year, the various sizes of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin are among the best-selling gold coins in the world. First introduced in the alte 1970s, the Gold Maple has become a staple of the global bullion trade and is widely recognized by traders and investors.
Each of these coins is struck from .9999 fine gold, meaning it is 99.99% pure. In total, it contains one-half troy ounce (0.5 oz) of pure gold by weight. These coins each also have a legal tender value of 25 Dollars (CAD).
On the obverse, the classic maple leaf image designed by Walter Ott is used. It is surrounded by an eye-pleasing radial line pattern that also makes the coin virtually impossible to counterfeit. Another security feature, a micro-engraved maple leaf privy mark, is placed just below the main leaf. Rim inscriptions include "CANADA" around the top and "FINE GOLD 1/2 OZ OR PUR" along the bottom rim. The purity "9999" is found twice near the center of the design.
The reverse features Susanna Blunt's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, with the artist's initials "SB" found on the Queen's shoulder. She is encircled by inscriptions that identify her named, "ELIZABETH II," the legal tender denomination "25 DOLLARS," as well a the year of issue "2019." The reverse also uses the same radial lines in the background, and the edge bears a reeded pattern.
The fractional sizes of the Gold Maple have become increasing popular over the decades as investors and coin collectors alike look for affordable opportunities to add to their holdings. You can find 2019 1/2 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins on sale now at Gainesville Coins.