The Canadian Maple Leaf Original Issue is the first ever pure 24K gold bullion coin that was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Being legal tender in Canada, with a face value of $5 Canadian Dollars, this beautiful coin is considered to be one of the purest bullion coins worldwide. Although the original 1 Oz. was minted starting in 1979 with a fineness of .999 the 1/10 Oz. began in 1982 and adjusted the fineness from .999 to .9999 becoming on of the worlds purest gold coins.
The profile of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada, depending on the year of mintage the profile will change to honor her age.
The rear side features the national symbol of Canada – the Maple Leaf, encircled among the words ‘CANADA’, ‘FINE GOLD’, coin’s weight and purity.