Among other collectible versions of its Maple Leaf bullion coins, the 2019 1 oz 40th Anniversary Canadian Gold Maple Leaf pays homage to the four decades this coin has been annually minted by the Royal Canadian Mint.
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The obverse design is largely unchanged from the standard issue Gold Maple Leaf. HM Queen Elizabeth II is shown facing right in a design created by artist Susanna Blunt. The name "ELIZABETH II" curls along the top rim while the year-date and denomination "50 DOLLARS" are found at the bottom rim. The only difference is that the date reads "1979 - 2019" to honor the 40th anniversary of this popular series. The edge design is reeded (serrated).
On the reverse, the recognizable maple leaf image by artist Walter Ott is given a bit of a makeover, with the famous foliage appearing to burst through the empty space of the "4" and "0" of the number "40." The design is accentuated by the light-diffraction of the gorgeous radial line finish, which is also used on the obverse. The issuing country "CANADA" is inscribed at the top rim. "9999" on either side of the leaf indicates the coin's fineness. Other rim inscriptions read "FINE GOLD 1 OZ OR PUR."
Over its four decades, the Gold Maple has undergone some slight modifications to increase its protection against counterfeiting. In all other respects, it remains the same exceptionally pure gold coin that is trusted by investors and traders the world over. Celebrate the 40th birthday of the Gold Maple Leaf with this breathtaking design variety.