Gold Maple Leaf Series Background
The Gold Maple series was the second gold bullion coin struck for private ownership The South African Gold Krugerrand was introduced a decade before and dominated the 1 oz gold coin space for a decade. The forward-thinking RCM realized that in order to compete effectively they needed to innovate.
The series was originally struck in .999 pure gold. Beginning in 1982 the series was struck in a variety of fractional sizes including 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 oz. from .9999 fine gold. They are among the purest standard gold bullion issues in the world.