On the reverse, Walter Ott's detailed maple leaf design is centered on the coin. The realism of the design is rather impressive. The issuing country "CANADA" is inscribed along the top rim. "9999" is placed on either side of the maple leaf, with "FINE GOLD 1 OZ OR PUR" running along the bottom half of the rim, indicating the coin's weight and purity. Just to the right of the maple leaf's stem, a smaller maple leaf image is laser-etched into the design as a special security feature.
The obverse is graced by Susanna Blunt's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. The denomination "50 DOLLARS" and the year of issue, "2015," are both inscribed along the bottom rim, while Her Majesty's name is placed along the rim above the Queen's effigy.
The Gold Maple was introduced to the market in 1979, and the Royal Canadian Mint began using a "four-nines" (.9999) fineness standard for the coin in 1982. It is a tangible reflection of the RCM's incredible capacity for refining precious metals, and has become a favorite among traders and investors all over the globe. With its new security privy, this coin is also a trusted source of gold bullion. Get your 2015 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf while they're still in-stock!