The 1/2 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) at its precious metals minting facility in Ottawa, Canada. Each 1/2 oz gold Maple Leaf has a gold purity of .9999, making it one of the highest purity gold bullion coins on the market.
The front of the coin features a recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, with the coin’s face value $20, and the year of manufacture, 2018, inscribed in an arc below. The reverse of the coin displays a stylised Maple Leaf surrounded by the words ‘CANADA’ and ‘FINE GOLD’ ‘1/2 OZ OR PUR’, and the gold coin’s purity 9999.
Queen Elizabeth II is Canada’s Head of State, hence the Queen’s portrait on the coins. The 1/2 oz Gold Maple Leaf was first minted in 1982.
The 2018 gold Maple Leaf features innovative high security details in the form of precision radial lines on both coin faces.
The Royal Canadian Mint is fully-owned entity of the Canadian Government and as a government entity, the RCM guarantees the purity and authenticity of every gold Maple Leaf coin that it produces.