2011 Canada 1 oz Gold Mountie Maple Leaf .99999 BU (No Assay)

2011 Canada 1 oz Gold Mountie Maple Leaf .99999 BU (No Assay)

The honor and pride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are honored with this 2011 Gold Mountie coin. The background is meticulously struck with a mesh design to give a sense of movement to the Mountie.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .99999 fine Gold.
  • Comes packaged in a plastic capsule.
  • Mintage of only 8,408 coins.
  • Obverse: Susanna Blunt’s design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the $200 face value and the year 2015.
  • Reverse: Features a Mountie on his horse in full gallop.
  • Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.

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With the low premium, high purity and ultra low mintage, it is no wonder why these coins are collected all over the world. The .99999 fine purity is the highest purity ever issued by a government owned mint. Additionally, this 2011 Gold Mountie Maple Leaf has the lowest mintage of any bullion Gold Canadian maple leaf coin ever issued!

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.

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