Canadian maple leaf gold coin options have been spectacular since the Royal Canadian Mint began minting these outstanding coins in the 1970s. At first, the Canadian maple leaf gold coin was crafted with .999 gold content and was only offered in the ounce troy ounce variety, at least until the year 1982. The popularity of the Canadian maple leaf gold coin can be attributed to its purity and its ease of accessibility. The Royal Canadian Mint, recognizing the high demand for the impressively crafted Canadian maple leaf gold coin, began offering the coin in fraction values of one quarter ounce, and one tenth of a troy ounce along with one ounce versions in 1982.
All standard Canadian maple leaf gold coins are made of such high quality gold that the impressive coins are often soft and prone to damage via handling. Uncirculated investments prove the most popular, and the coins should be protected in Mylar or coin tubes to keep the surfaces from marring.
In the year 1982, the Canadian Mint deliberately intensify the purity of its Canadian maple leaf gold coin offerings and changed the gold content from .999 to .9999. Later, in the year 1986, the Canadian mint began offering the Canadian maple leaf gold coin in half ounce values as well. By the year 1994, the Canadian government also began creating a gold coin with one-twentieth of a troy ounce as well. The year 1994 saw the introduction and the cessation of the 1/15-ounce Canadian maple leaf gold coin; this coin did not fare well on the market. While the coin has made it into some jewelry pieces, it did not sell as well as the other five Canadian maple leaf gold coin offerings made by the Canadian Mint so production ended.
Since 1994 up until the present day, the production of the one ounce Canadian maple leaf gold coin, the half ounce Canadian maple leaf gold coin, the quarter ounce Canadian maple leaf gold coin, the one-tenth ounce Canadian maple leaf gold coin, and the one-twentieth Canadian maple leaf gold coin remains consistent. The design on these coins has always remained the same as well. Traditionally, the standard Canadian maple leaf gold coin will have a maple leaf on one side and a profile of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on the opposing side. All coins will have a marking giving indication to the four-nine gold purity level. All of the latter coins are also finely ridged with perfection around the circumference as well.
Beginning in 2008, the Royal Canadian Mint also began to make specialty coins in order to commemorate the Olympic games which were being held in Vancouver. For the year 2008, 2009, and 2010, new coins with special imprinting were made with fifty dollar face values. In the year 1988, the Canadian government also created a special Canadian gold leaf coin that possessed a value of one million dollars, and it had real value of more than twice that amount. Five of the latter specialty coins were ordered from the mint; buyers received a coin that was fifty centimeters in terms of diameter, three centimeters in thickness, and it weighed 100 kilograms in all.