TORONTO, March 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint has produced the largest Gold Maple Leaf coin ever made, struck in exquisite detail and high relief 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. In creating its second only such offering, the Mint has faithfully recreated all the signature elements of its famed Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin. This exclusive coin is on display at the Royal Canadian Mint's booth (# 3348), throughout PDAC 2020 at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, from now until March 4, 2020.
"For more than 40 years, the Mint's Gold Maple Leaf has led the global precious metal industry by setting new standards for the purity and security of gold bullion coins," said Marie Lemay, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "We are proud to have created a 10-kilogram, 99.999% pure collector edition of the Gold Maple Leaf coin as an exclusive expression of one of the world's most admired and coveted gold coins."
The 99.999% pure 10-Kilogram Gold Maple Leaf meticulously captures every detail of the 1 oz. gold bullion coin it celebrates. Its maple leaf-shaped security mark, the dazzling array of radial lines filling the reverse and obverse of the coin, and the trademark Walter Ott-designed sugar maple leaf shining from the coin's centre in matte proof finish are magnified in stunning scale. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created by portrait artist Susanna Blunt in 2003.
No more than 10 of these made-in-Canada masterpieces are available to collectors of rare and exclusive coins. 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.
Customers interested in this product should contact the Mint directly at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada or 1-800-268-6468 in the US. They may also visit the Mint at its PDAC 2020 booth.
Coin images are available here.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. The Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca. Follow the Mint on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
For more information, please contact:
Senior Manager, Public Affairs
Tel: (613) 884-6370
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint