|Weight||31.105 Grams / 1.000 Oz|
The 1 ounce 2022 gold maple leaf coin is a piece of bullion with a neat design. The front of the coin bears a relatively younger image of Queen Elizabeth II. The front of the coin is also inscribed with the year the coin was produced, the face value, and the name of the monarch. The surface is inscribed with a pattern of fine radial lines.
The reverse bears a maple leaf, the Canadian national symbol. The back is also inscribed with the weight, finer level, and country of origin. A micro-laser engraving of a maple leaf with the last two digits of the year the coin was manufactured is engraved at the bottom. The back also has fine radial lines.
The Features of The1 Ounce 2022 Gold Maple Leaf
The Canadian gold maple leaf coins were minted for the first time long before other major bullion coins arrived in the market. For instance, the first gold maple leaf coins came out three years before the gold panda, seven years before the gold eagle, and eight years before gold Britannia and gold kangaroo/nugget. The Canadian gold maple leaf coin also preceded the gold philharmonic by 11 years.
The original Canadian maple leaf coins were offered in 1982 with a purity level of .999. Later the purity levels of the coins were improved to .9999. After this improvement, the mint decided to mint coins of bigger weight beyond 1 ounce.
The front of the 2022 gold maple leaf coins features the image of Queen Elizabeth II in the right profile without a crown. Susanna Blunt created the design for the Canadian Royal Mint in 2003. The image was the first Queen Elizabeth’s portrait that depicted her without a crown.
The back of the coin features a sugar maple leaf, the national symbol of Canada. The sugar maple leaf appears on the national flag and several government seals. Walter Ott created the current design in 1979 and appeared on the pioneering series. Radial lines are engraved on both the obverse and the reverse. The back includes a micro-laser engraved with privacy consisting of the two last digits of the year the coin was minted. The 1-ounce gold kangaroo coin has the two last digits of the year the coin was minted engraved on the micro-laser maple leaf.
Walter Ott designed the sugar maple leaf appearing on gold maple leaf coins. The 2022 1 ounce Canadian gold maple leaf coins are available in brilliant uncirculated condition.