Current Prices (informational only)
- 1 Oz coin – $1,146.60
- 1/2 Oz coin- $573.30
- 1/4 Oz coin – $286.65
- 1/10 Oz coin – $114.66
- 1/20 Oz coin – $57.33
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf was introduced in 1979. The only bullion coin available prior to 1979 was the South African Krugerrand. Just a few years after it was released, the gold maple leaf was outselling the Krugerrand.
The 1⁄20, 1⁄10, 1⁄4, and 1⁄2 troy ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins are identical in design to the one-troy-ounce coin, except for markings on the obverse and reverse sides indicating the weight and face value of the coin.
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Specifications
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin is offered in 1⁄20 oz, 1⁄10 oz, 1⁄4 oz, 1⁄2 oz, and 1 oz denominations and is guaranteed to contain the stated amount (in troy ounces) of .9999 fine gold (24- carat). The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins have legal tender status in Canada for their face values ($1, $5, $10, $20 and $50), subject to the Canadian Currency Act and the Royal Canadian Mint Act. Although categorized as “non-circulating bullion coins” in the Mint Act, these coins are still legal tender under the Currency Act.
Million Dollar Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin
In May 2007, a Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin with a face value of $1 million was unveiled. The actual value of the gold content was worth over $2 million at the time. It measured 50 cm in diameter by 3 cm thick and has a mass of 100 kg, with a purity of 99.999%. This million dollar coin was used to promote the one ounce coin and the mint in general. However, after several interested buyers came forward the mint announced it would accept orders for the coin, with a price tag of between $2.5 and $3 million. So far, there have been 5 sold.