Canadian Gold Maple Leaf

Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Front
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Back


Size Fine Metal Content Diameter Weight Fineness
1 oz 31.1033 grams 30 mm 31.1033 grams (1 troy oz) .9999 or 24 karats
1/2 oz 15.517 grams 25 mm 15.517 grams (.5 troy oz) .9999 or 24 karats
1/4 oz 7.7758 grams 20 mm 7.7758 grams (.25 troy oz) .9999 or 24 karats
1/10 oz. 3.1103 grams 16 mm 3.1103 grams (.10 troy oz) .9999 or 24 karats
1/20 oz 13.9 (.05 troy oz) .9999 or 24 karats

Canadian Gold Maple Leaf 2024 bullion is available to order from Dillon Gage. This high purity coin features advanced security detailing. The Silver Maple Leaf and Platinum Maple Leaf are also available.

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The Gold Maple Leaf coin was introduced in 1979 and rapidly grew in popularity as the only alternative bullion to the Krugerrand, which was going through distribution issues due to the boycott of apartheid-era South Africa. Gold Maple Leafs minted between 1979 and 1982 have a gold content of .999. In 1982, its purity was raised to .9999, making it the world’s first 99.99% pure gold bullion coin.

The Gold Maple Leaf’s reverse features a detailed sculpture of Canada’s iconic maple leaf by RCM engraver, Walter Ott. This had been the same leaf design used since the coin’s inception. For the first time, the obverse features the effigy of King Charles III. This image was updated three times during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

In 2013, a laser-micro-engraved textured maple leaf privy mark was added on a small area of the reverse (Maple Leaf) side of the coin. In the center of this mark is the numeral denoting the coin’s year of issue, which is only visible under magnification. In 2015, the radial lines on the coin’s background on both sides of the coin were added.

Starting in 2014, all gold Maple Leafs featured three distinct, enhanced security characteristics: advanced engraving, laser-marking technology, and precision radial lines. The Mint combines these features with their Bullion DNA to provide instant authentication for registered 1-ounce Gold and Silver Maple Leaf coins. (Bullion DNA is not featured on fractional sizes.) This registration process features Digital Non-destructive Activation (DNA)technology that captures images encrypted with a string of codes and stores them in the mint’s secure database.

The Royal Canadian Mint’s Bullion DNA Reader technology can authenticate of Gold Maple Leaf coins dated 2014 and later, and Silver Maple Leaf coins dated 2015 and later in real-time.

Interesting Note

In 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a 100kg Gold Maple Leaf coin that was 99.999% pure. It had a face value of $1 million, but its metal value at the time of release was over $3.5 million. Only five of these massive, 50 cm in diameter by 3 cm thick, coins were struck.
On 26 March 2017, one of the five pieces was stolen from the Bode Museum. The heist remained a mystery for over a year. In July 2018, German police arrested members of an alleged Lebanese mob family for the theft.