On the obverse of all Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s right-profile portrait on these coins varies based upon year of issue. Coins from 1993 to 2004 feature the second-generation image of the Queen as a 64 year old, while 2005-to-present coins have Susanna Blunts 2003 depiction of the Queen as a 79 year old.
The reverse of the 1/20 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin you’ll find the sugar maple leaf, the iconic official emblem of the nation. Modern Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins, released after 2014, also feature micro-laser engraved radial lines to combat counterfeiting and a maple leaf mark with the year of issue engraved inside of it and visible only under magnification.