The Maple Leaf is an iconic symbol of Canada, primarily because it’s proudly displayed on the country’s national flag, but as it turns out, the home of the world’s maple syrup is also the home of exquisite bullion coinage.
The Canadian 1 oz Gold Maple leaf coin is a premium quality coin produced by the Royal Canadian mint that has a government approved face value of $50, though no-one in their right minds would trade it for a six-pack and some chips at the supermarket.
Each coin is made from 99.99% of pure gold that makes it eligible for Precious Metals IRAs. Though it’s purchased by investors who know its value, fastidious collectors also seek out this coin for its eye-catching design. The most prominent feature is the Maple leaf on the reverse side and Queen Elizabeth II is engraved on the obverse. To prevent forgery, a radial pattern was recently added that contains encoded information that can be used to verify the coin’s authenticity.