The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, is one of the purest gold regular-issue coins in the world. It’s gold content is .9999 millesimal fineness (24 carats). That is, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf contains virtually no base metals at all—only gold from mines in Canada.
This iconic coin 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.
They are minted in five different sizes: one-twentieth ounce, one-tenth ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-half ounce and a full ounce.
With a face value assigned to each sized coin, they can be used as currency. However, as with all gold bullion coins, the value of the gold in the coin far surpasses the face value of the coin.
These gold coins are eligible for inclusion in your gold IRA as well.
Issue years available vary. Please call 800-707-7923 if you are looking for a specific year.