Alongside the famed 1 ounce gold Maple Leaf, the Royal Canadian Mint offered its first edition of the Maple Leaf Series in November 1982. It introduced the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins to join the 1 oz gold coin, and boosted the purity of the gold in the coins from .999 to .9999. In later years, growing popularity demanded even more additions to the series. In 1986, the mint added the 1/2 oz gold coin to the collection. In 1993, the mint added a 1/20 oz coin to the series. The next permanent addition to the series was the 1 Gram coin added in 2014, while a 1/15th oz was also released as a special edition.
On the obverse of the 2023 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins is a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth portrait of Queen Elizabeth used on Canadian coinage, having been designed in 2003 by Susanna Blunt. Other than the year demarcation on a coin, the design of Queen Elizabeth is the most telling way to determine the year of a Maple Leaf coin.
The reverse of the 2023 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins features the popular sugar maple leaf. Designed by Walter Ott in 1979, this image remains unchanged to this day and is also used on the Silver Maple Leaf, Platinum Maple Leaf, and Palladium Maple Leaf.
As of 2014, Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins have two security features to combat counterfeiting. Radial lines are used in the background field of both the obverse and reverse sides of the coin. The reverse also includes a micro-engraved maple leaf privy with 20 inscribed in the center.
These Gold Maple Leaf Coins come with individual protective plastic flips or sealed sheets from the mint, helping you secure your investment. Each individual coin is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition directly from the Royal Canadian Mint.
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