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If you are looking for the most pure gold coin available in the world today, look no further than the Canadian Maple Leaf coin. Each coin has a 99.99 percent purity rating and its weight and purity is guaranteed by the Canadian government. The official bullion coin of Canada, the Maple Leaf coin is made by the Royal Canadian Mint. First traded in 1979, the Canadian Maple Leaf coin is available in 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/10 and 1/20 troy ounce sizes.
Each coin features an image of Queen Elizabeth II and has identical markings, except for those that tell the coin's weight and face value. Packaged in tubes, each with 10 coins, the coins are easily scratched due to the high content of pure gold.
The Royal Canadian Mint offered the maple leaf coin in a platinum version from 1988 to 1999. They also created a silver version of the coin in 1988, which is still available today. In addition to these versions of the coin, a customized version of the Canadian Maple Leaf coin can be produced to honor special occasions. These customized coins feature a reverse-proof maple leaf and privy marks. In 1999, the Royal Canadian Mint also offered a hologram Maple Leaf coin.
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