2010 Canada 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU (Vancouver Olympics)

2010 Canada 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU (Vancouver Olympics)

In honor of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Royal Canadian Mint released this beautiful Gold coin. The reverse features a hockey player, which is so representative of Canada.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Each coin comes packaged in a plastic flip.
  • Obverse: The Susanna Blunt designed likeness of Queen Elizabeth II alongside an image of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games logo. Also features the denomination and year of production.
  • Reverse: Features a hockey player between two maple leafs along with the purity and weight.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Protect your Gold Maple Leaf with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.

The Royal Canadian Mint is well-known for minting beautiful .9999 fine Gold coins. Add this beautiful and unique Gold Maple Leaf Vancouver Olympic coin to your collection today!

When the Canada 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins were first minted in 1979, they were the only other bullion coin in production in the world apart from the Gold Krugerrand from South Africa; however, because of the economic boycott of South Africa due to apartheid, the Canadian Gold Maple increased in popularity. The design of this Gold coin has remained mostly unchanged but over the years, there have been added security features to ensure the authenticity of the bullion coins.

In 2013, a security feature was introduced into the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin to ensure its authenticity: a textured maple leaf, micro-engraved with the year of issue using laser technology that is only visible only under magnification. In 2015, radial lines were added to the coin to make it even more secure and resistant to counterfeiting. Additionally, every line pattern is unique to each coin and creates a specific light-diffracting pattern, adding to the beauty of this classic Gold bullion coin.

In 1908, Canadian Governor General Earl Gray struck the first domestically produced coin at the Royal Canadian Mint. Later, in 1931, the British government transferred the institution solely into Canadian hands, permanently eliminating any involvement from The Crown. The creation of the new Royal Canadian Mint coincided with a Gold boom in British Columbia and the Yukon. To refine the vast amounts of raw Gold being mined, there needed to be a way to treat the Gold without shipping it all the way to the United Kingdom, so in 1911, the Canadian Mint finished its original refinery in Ottawa. Years later in 1982, the Royal Canadian Mint became the first refinery to manufacture .9999 fine Gold bullion coins. In 1999 it became the first mint to ever achieve .99999 fine Gold purity.
Customer Reviews of 2010 Canada 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU (Vancouver Olympics)
2010 Canada 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU (Vancouver Olympics)
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from CA

5.0

Awesome 99.99 bullion gold coin and a must given the success that Canada and the USA had at this 2010 Hockey Olympics. The Canandien Royal Mint's 99.99 really show gold's true luster on this collectable. Too bad they just couldn't have etched SC into the coin somewhere to celebrate Sidney Crosby's OT game winning and gold medal clinching goal.

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from KY

5.0

I ordered one of these beautiful Coins, and it exceeded my expectations, with regards to its luster and finely crafted details. It was also my very first One Ounce Coin that I have ever purchased. Great coin for any fan of the Olympics or Hockey. You won't be sorry to have this Coin in your collection. I consider it to be a " Piece of Art " ! Karl Hiten Lexington, Ky.

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from WA

5.0

Although I am not usually big on commemoratives, I snapped up two of these 2010 Olympic gold Maples after Canada won the gold in hockey. The design is iconic and a national treasure for a country proud of it's hockey heritage. I think this coin is a good collectable and a real keeper for the long term. I also love the 2009 Olympic design. The coins I received appeared flawless.

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from NJ

4.0

A bit of premium over the standard maple leaf but I think it's an interesting design over the standard maple leaf which I think is a bit boring.

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from CA

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