In 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a Gold Maple Leaf coin with the intent of competing with the incredibly popular Gold Krugerrand from South Africa. Almost instantly, these Canadian coins became a hit and in 182 the mint increased the coin's purity to .9999 fine Gold. The success of the series, which included 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins, spurred the mint to introduce a 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf in 1988. Slight changes have been made to the design since its introduction, including the addition of a privy mark and a radial-line background, but the spirit of these Canadian staples persists.
"Canadian Maple Leaf coins are always a popular choice for investors around the world, due in large part to the high metal composition of .9999 fine Gold or .9999 fine Silver,"¯ APMEX CEO Ken Lewis said. "We are pleased to once again offer these exceptional Gold and Silver coins to our customers as a perfect addition, or start, to any Precious Metals collection or investment vehicle."¯
The 2019 Maple Leafs can be found at APMEX in a variety of options, including single coins in each sizes along with tubes and Monster Boxes. The exclusive MintDirect® label is also available for those who demand a bit more security for their Gold or Silver purchase.
The classic design of the Canadian Maple Leaf coins has remained the same since its inception. The obverse of each coin depicts the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse showcases the signature maple leaf so closely associated with Canadian nationalism and Canadian pride.
Each year, Canadian Maple Leafs are enjoyed by both collectors and investors, for they are as iconic and beautiful as they are popular. Find all 2019 Gold and Silver Maple Leaf coins now available to pre-order at APMEX.
About APMEX, Inc.
For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $10 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #45 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.
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