1979 Canada 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU

1979 Canada 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU

First year of issue! Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins are considered some of the most beautiful Gold coins in the world and appeal to both investors and collectors for their beauty and purity. This is the inaugural issue of this beloved Gold coin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Gold.
  • Comes in a protective plastic flip.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
  • Reverse: A large, single maple leaf with the weight and purity.
  • Weight and purity guaranteed 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.

These Gold coins remain one of the most popular bullion coins to date, not only for their iconic single maple leaf design, but beauty and high purity as well. Add this 1979 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf to your cart 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 1979 Canada 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU
1979 Canada 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf BU
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Fantastic BU condition for a 1979 Gold Maple Leaf! Incredible service Katy!.

By  Gold_Lion

from Montreal, Canada

5.0

Incredible Gold Maple! Could not believe my eyes when I opened it! Mint condition! Exceeded all my expectations for my first order ever with Apmex! I want to thank Katy for her terrific service and all the help she provided, And I look forward to ordering additional items going forward! Keep up the terrific work!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Excellent

By  Ben

from Flat Rock, MI

4.0

Fast delivery

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)

Beautiful coin, just as advertised.

By  The Maple Man

from Wichita Falls, TX.

5.0

It was the first year strike for the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf, plus the atomic number for gold is 79, I thought that was neat.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

1979 Gold Maple Leaf BU

By  Matt

from Houston, TX

5.0

Condition perfectly described as BU...I bought this because it was issued on my birth year and was also the first year of issue.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

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from IL

5.0

I am happy to have the first year that a gold bullion coin was issued by Royal Canadien Mint. ("79" is also the Atomic number for gold). The coin I received looked a little nicer than the picture.

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