The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is a gold bullion coin that is issued annually by the Government of the Dominion of Canada. It is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Gold Maple Leaf is legal tender. The face value is 50 Canadian dollars. The market value of the metal varies, depending on the spot price of gold. Having a .9999 millesimal fineness (24 carats), in some cases .99999, the coin is among the purest official bullion coins worldwide. The standard version has a weight of 1 troy ounce (31.10 grammes). Other sizes and denominations include 1 gram, ($0.50), ($1), ($5), ($10), and ($20). The Gold Maple Leaf’s obverse and reverse display, respectively, the profile of Elizabeth II and the Canadian Maple Leaf. In 2015, new security features were introduced: radial lines and a micro-engraved laser mark. On 3 May 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a Gold Maple Leaf coin with a nominal face value of $1 million and a metal value of over $2 million. It measures in diameter by thick and has a mass of , with a purity of 99.999%. The artist is Stanley Witten.

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Nathan Tarrant

Nathan has worked in financial services, marketing, and strategic business growth for over 30 years, as well as working in internet marketing since 1998.

In 2008 after the financial crash, Nathan operated as a financial & investment advisor to delegates of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and senior managers of Fortune 500 companies in Geneva, Switzerland.

He started Gold Trends as he enjoys working with alternative investments, having advised on them in the past.

Please note: Nathan is no longer a financial or investment advisor. The information he shares on this site is purely for education and information purposes only. You can read more on the About page.

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