Gold Maple Leaf
Buy gold Maple Leaf coins from BullionByPost. The Canadian gold Maples are 24-carat pure gold with a 999.9 fineness, and are available in full ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce and tenth ounce sized coins. For more info about Maple coins and their specifications, view our Maple Coin guide.
Gold maples are a world recognised coin manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint. We offer a wide range Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins available at low prices ideal for investors. Prices include FREE, fully insured delivery.
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf History
The Canadian gold Maple Leaf is a 24 carat bullion coin weighing one troy ounce, although it is also available in smaller sizes. They have become a firm favourite with investors thanks to their purity, and high quality design. You can buy full Maple Leaf and denomination coins conveniently and securely at BullionByPost.
The Maple Leaf gold coin is issued by the Royal Canadian Mint from their Winnipeg plant. The Canadian Mint is considered one of the best in the world, and are also responsible for producing the coins for a number of other countries; such as centavos for Cuba, kroner for Norway, and other offerings for the likes of New Zealand and Barbados.
Introduced in 1979 to rival the Krugerrand, the gold Maple Leaf is one of the most famous and recognisable bullion coins in the world, featuring the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the Canadian Maple Leaf on the reverse. It has a face value of 50 Canadian dollars.
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Gold Maple Leaf Price
Gold Maple Leaf prices are derived from the value of the gold each coin contains. Each gold Maple Leaf coin weighs 31.10 grams, and is struck to a purity of 24 carat, meaning they contain 31.10 grams of pure gold.
Gold Maple Leaf prices can vary thanks to the coin's history and numismatic appeal, with certain years or designs being particularly desirable with collectors. The price of a new gold Maple Leaf coin will typically be based on today's gold price, with a small premium to cover the cost of manufacturing and supply of the coin. Older or rare gold Maple Leaf coins can cost considerably more than the UK gold price. With the global price of gold being primarily calculated in dollars, periods in which the pound is weak versus the dollar will see UK gold Maple Leaf prices rise, while a strong pound would see lower prices in the UK.
Our gold Maple Leaf prices are displayed in real-time, updating every two minutes in-line with the current gold spot price. Investment gold is VAT-free, and the gold Maple Leaf price shown includes fully insured delivery.
Gold Maple Leaf Coin Specification
The gold Maple Leaf coin is a Canadian gold coin manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint. Canadian gold Maple Leaf coins weigh 31.10g with a diameter of 30mm. Gold Maple Leaf coins are manufactured from 24 carat gold.
Gold Maple Leaf Value
Investors often ask what is the value of a gold Maple Leaf? Canadian gold Maple Leaf coins have a face value of 50 Dollars. It is important to note that the face value is a nominal amount that has no bearing on the actual value of the coin. As mentioned, the gold Maple Leaf coins main value can usually be worked out based on the current gold price. It is this simplicity that makes gold bullion coins appealing. They are bought and sold based on their intrinsic metal value without having to worry about any numismatic value and more complicated selling process.
You can always find a simple benchmark value for a gold Maple Leaf thanks to the publicly available spot price. The value of a gold Maple Leaf is therefore generally the same regardless of the year and is just based on the metal content. Some years of gold Maple Leaf might command a further premium. A lower mintage, or special design could see their value increase beyond their metal content.
The easiest way to work out a Gold Maple Leaf value is to use its gold weight of 31.10 grams and multiply that by the current gold spot price in grams. As a coin with a purity of 999.9 fineness, it's important to calculate the 24 carat gold Maple Leaf value, to ensure you have an accurate price.
How Much are Gold Maple Leaf Coins Worth?
If you are wondering how much are gold Maple Leaf coins worth, a simple rule of thumb is that a gold Maple Leaf has 31.10g of pure gold, or 1 troy ounce. If you see the gold price in troy ounces you can therefore work out how much a gold Maple Leaf is worth quite quickly.