Mint produces largest-ever gold maple leaf coin

The 10-kilogram gold maple leaf coin. (Image courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint).

The Royal Canadian Mint announced that it has produced the largest gold maple leaf coin ever made.

The token was coined at the Mint’s Ottawa facility.

“As the only Mint in the world crafting coins from 99.999% pure gold, the 10-kilogram product offers collectors a unique luxury experience,” the institution said in a media statement. “In creating its second only such offering, the Mint has faithfully recreated all the signature elements of its famed gold maple leaf bullion coin.”

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins

According to the Mint, the token meticulously captures every detail of the 1-ounce gold bullion coin it celebrates.

It features a maple leaf-shaped security mark and an array of radial lines filling the reverse and obverse, as well as the trademark Walter Ott-designed sugar maple leaf in the centre, in a matte proof finish. 

The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II created by portrait artist Susanna Blunt in 2003.  

Fewer than 10 pieces of the gold maple leaf were created. Their price is based on a combination of the gold market rate at the time of purchase, plus a premium for manufacturing and a very low mintage.    

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