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Canada 2011 $5 1/10 Ounce .9999 Pure Gold Maple Leaf GML Specimen BU

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The classic, single maple leaf design, a national symbol of Canada, adorns this affordable, pure gold beauty!

What could be more beautiful than a single, perfect maple leaf? Hold it in your hand and gaze at this marvel of nature - so deceptively simple, yet so compelling. Along with the beaver and the Mountie, the maple leaf is considered one of the three iconic emblems of Canada - so definitive, in fact, that in 1965 the national flag was changed to the red and white maple leaf flag we know today.

SingleGreenMapleLeaf.jpgNow you can capture this very same beauty on one of the best-known and most widely collected precious metal coins in the world, the Gold Maple Leaf. First minted in 1979, Canada's own GML is as pure as any other gold coin struck anywhere else in the world, and purer than most, we might add (though the Royal Canadian Mint does refine and mint coins of 5 9s or 99.999% purity, its famed .99999 fine coins!).

For type collectors, please note that the following portraits of Queen Elizabeth II have appeared on Gold Maple Leaf coins:

  1979-1989  2nd effigy by Arnold Machin
  1990-2003  3rd effigy by Dora de Pédery-Hunt
  2004-pres.  4th effigy by Susanna Blunt


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Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest gold in the world. This one-tenth ounce gold coin is 99.99% pure! No other mint in the world refines or issues a purer gold coin (though the Royal Canadian Mint itself does refine and mint coins of 5 9s or 99.999% purity, its famed .99999 fine coins!).

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The Specimen Finish
This coin features the uniquely-Canadian "specimen" finish, a three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area or relief) includes both brilliant and mirrored surfaces, while the fields (background) are subtly striated, resulting in a contrasting, matte appearance. No other mint in the world employs the specimen finish.

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Obverse
A highly-detailed depiction of a single maple leaf. The legends FINE GOLD 1/10 OZ and 9999 guarantee the weight and purity.

Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The date, denomination and the legend ELIZABETH II also appear.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2011
   
Face Value 5 Dollars
Weight 3.131 g
Diameter 16.00 mm
   
Finish Specimen
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure or 24-Karat) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Walter Ott

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