Half-ounce Maple Leafs are the second largest available behind the 1 ounce version. It weighs 15.551 g, is 25.00 mm in diameter, and is 2.23 mm thick. Like all gold bullion coins in the series, it is .9999 in fineness.

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Canadian Gold Maple Leafs coins are one of the most recognizable gold bullion pieces. It is the official bullion coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The purity is the highest of any other coin, with a gold content of .9999 millesimal fineness (24 carats). Newer special issues exist that are .99999 fine that pushed the boundaries even further and have added to the reputation of the Mint as one of the finest in the world.

The Royal Canadian Mint’s Gold Maple Leaf (GML) coins are among the world’s most popular pure gold coins, having sold more than 25 million troy ounces since their introduction in 1979.


The Maple Leaf is offered in many sizes and weights ranging from 1/20 ounce to 1 troy ounce. In this particular segment we have 1 oz Maple Leaf coins for your consideration. It is the second largest example in the family of coins being offered.

In the early 80s, the Royal Canadian Mint became the first to produce a 99.99% pure gold bullion coin. This resulted in the coin getting recognized as the purest gold coin available to the public. Since pure gold coins are very easily bent and scratched, the Maple Leaf symbol can get destroyed if it handled improperly. Keep the coin safe, in the airtight seal it is sold with.

The softness of 24 karat gold combined with the delicate milled edge and clear field around the Queen’s relief combined with the tube storage means that the Maple Leaf easily show handling marks. This is a standard problem with pure gold. Bullion should never be handled extensively.

In 2007, the biggest Maple Leaf was displayed to an audience, which had a face price of one million dollars in CDN funds. This gold coin is 3cm fat, has circumference of 50cm, weighs 100kgs and has a purity of 0.99999. It was designed by Stanley Witten.