Canadian Maple Leaf is considered to be one of the most beautifully designed gold coins in the world. First minted by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1979, the Canadian Maple Leaf is a pure .9999 (24 Karat) gold coin with no additional alloys added due to a special minting process by the Royal Canadian Mint. This has resulted in the Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin being the purest of gold coins. It is the first ever-pure 24-karat gold coin and a very popular choice for precious metal investors looking for a higher quality product.
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the official bullion gold coin of Canada and is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The brainchild of Walter Ott, it is one of the purest gold coins of regular issue in the world, with a gold content of .9999 millesimal fineness (24 carats), with some special issues .99999 fine. That is, it contains virtually no base metals at all – only gold exclusively from gold mines in Canada.