Maple Leaf 1/2oz Gold Coin 2017
|Purity:||999.9 / 1000|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Tax:||Taxfree acc. to §25c UStG|
|Quantity||Net Per Unit||VAT Per Unit||Gross Per Unit||Premium|
|1+||€ 638.26||€ 0.00||€ 638.26||9.61%|
The Maple Leaf is a brilliantly designed coin and one of the best selling gold bullion products in the world. Introduced in 1979, the Maple Leaf was the first real alternative to the South African Krugerrand.
The 2017 Gold Maple Leaf ½ oz coin is minted by the Royal Mint of Canada. The mint is one of the most technologically advanced mints in the world. The 2017 Gold Maple Leaf series has laser engraved radial lines on both sides of the coin that make it almost impossible to counterfeit.
Since their introduction in 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint has sold over 20 million ounces of the Gold Maple Leaf, making it one of the most popular bullion coin programs in the world.
Weight & Size
Made from .9999 pure 24 karat gold, the 2017 Gold Maple Leaf series in available in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz and 1/10 oz sizes. The key specifications of the ½ oz 2017 Maple Leaf are listed below:
Gross Weight: 15.5 g
Diameter: 25 mm
Thickness: 2.23 mm
Nominal Value: 20 CAD
2017 Fractional Gold Maple Leaf Series
The ½ oz Gold Maple was introduced in 1986. The ¼ oz and 1/10 oz fractional sizes were first issued in 1982. The ½ oz Maple Leaf is the most popular fractional size.
The coin is available in brilliant uncirculated condition and has a fineness of 999.9/1000, which is pure 24 karat gold. The famous image of the Maple Leaf adorns the font of the coin. The reverse side depicts the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Maple Leaf fractional size coin series provides investors and collectors more flexible price points than 1 oz coins. These coins are good for first time gold investors as well as for those investors or collectors who are looking to add high quality coins to an existing gold bullion portfolio.
Maple Leaf History
The iconic image of the Maple Leaf is a globally recognized symbol of Canada and gives the Gold Maple Leaf a distinct brand recognition around the world. The Maple Leaf has been a symbol of Canada since the 1800’s.
In 1866 it was included on the coat of arms in Quebec and Ontario. It was then added to the Canadian coat of arms in 1921. From 1876 until 1901 the Maple Leaf appeared on all Canadian circulation coins.
The Maple Leaf became the predominant national symbol in 1965 when the new Canadian Flag was introduced. The Maple Leaf is now part of the logo of many Canadian based companies and sports teams.
Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint
Country of origin: Canada
Karat: 24 K
Weight: ½ oz
Scratch resistance: Poor