Containing 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold, the 2016 Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is considered one of the most beautiful Gold coins in the world, appealing to both investors and collectors alike for its beauty and high purity.
The 2016 Gold Maple Leafs feature a unique light diffracting pattern of radial lines, making the coins harder to duplicate and providing another measure of security.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
- Multiples of 10 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
- 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. New micro-engraved maple leaf privy mark shows a “16” when viewed under magnification.
- Radial line background was precisely machined by the Royal Canadian Mint onto their master die to create a unique light diffracting pattern, providing another measure of security.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
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 iconic beauty and high purity of these beloved Gold coins now has added security with a radial line background, not seen on bullion products outside of the Canadian Maple Leaf series. Add 2016 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins to your cart today!
The 2016 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf features a new form of security through the Royal Canadian Mint’s Bullion DNA program. The Bullion DNA program offers the highest security on the market for any bullion coin. Each bullion coin features a textured maple leaf security privy mark, micro-engraved with laser technology and is visible only under magnification. Etched within the maple leaf security mark are the two digits indicating the coin’s production year. Each micro-engraving is encoded, scanned and recorded at the mint for future authentication giving each coin their unique Bullion DNA.
Bullion DNA authenticates coins by scanning them with a Mint’s proprietary Bullion DNA reader verifying that the micro-engraved security mark is a match to the Royal Canadian Mint’s secure database. This process provides each Gold Maple Leaf coin with the highest security for any coin in the market place. The Royal Canadian Mint’s unique Bullion DNA program authenticates Gold Maple Leaf coins dated 2014 and later. APMEX is a recognized Bullion DNA dealer for trusted RCM products.
The history of the Gold Maple Leaf coin
The Royal Canadian Mint, producers of the 2016 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf, was first established in 1908, when Canadian Governor General Earl Grey struck the first coin produced in Canada. Prior to that, all Canadian coins were minted in England. It was not until the Great Depression that Canada’s producers of Gold coins and currency became completely independent from the British Royal Mint, and the Ottawa Mint was renamed the Royal Canadian Mint. The birthplace of the Gold Maple Leaf coin was designated a National Historic Site because the mint's architecture helped create a distinctive identity in Canada’s capital and represented Canada gaining authority over its own currency. The Canadian Maple Leaf coin has been produced since 1979.
Why invest in Gold Maple Leaf coins?
Investors like to buy Gold coins and Gold bars from government mints because the governments back their Gold bullion products. Some U.S. investors prefer North American Gold coins, like the Canadian Maple Leaf and American Eagle, as these Gold bullion coins can be easier to buy and sell. Buying a 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf provides a significant amount of Gold and it is a convenient size to sell when the need arises. The Gold Maple Leaf coin, or any sovereign Gold bullion coin, is a straightforward buy for investors who want to build their portfolio.
Buy sovereign Gold coins that carry more than just a government backing.
Sovereign coins, like the 2016 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf, South African Krugerrands and Austrian Philharmonics, are manufactured and backed by their respective governments. The Canadian Maple Leaf coin, and every sovereign bullion coin, carries a face value, but this is mostly symbolic as Gold bullion coins have raw Gold values far beyond their face value. The Gold Maple Leaf coin has a face value of $100 if in circulation, but no Gold coins have been in legal circulation in Canada since 1913, when the government pulled newly minted Gold coins out of circulation to prevent Gold from leaving the country during World War I. Vintage sovereign Gold coins have far greater value than their intrinsic Gold value if they are rare and prized by collectors.
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