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Featured Coin: The Canadian Maple Leaf Bullion Trading, LLC.

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Invite to another setup of our Featured Coin series, where we take a difficult appearance at the history, details, and fascinating facts relating to a few of the worlds most valuable and popular coins. On the blog site, weve already looked at coins like the Krugerrand and the Israeli Shekel. This time around were looking at the Canadian Maple Leaf, a coin every bit as aesthetically stunning and demanded as the rest of them.


On both faces, the information are extraordinary, so great they cause concerns during handling (read below). Outside of the focused styles, the coin is flat and mainly plain, further contributing to its gold sheen and visual appeal.

Depending on the year and mint, a various right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II is utilized. Earlier coins include the 39-year-old Queen, while later coins feature either the 64 or 79-year-old Queen.

The Canadian Maple Leaf is thought about by numerous to be among the most aesthetically sensational coins on the market. Having actually won the hearts of collectors all over the world, the coin features the profile of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada on the obverse, and the Canadian Maple Leaf on the reverse of the coin.

On the obverse, the year and face worth of the coin is revealed. Turn the coin over, and a big Canadian Maple Leaf greets you, along with the coins weight and purity.


Several variations and takes on the coin are offered, some having actually been in production for several years, others just a few months or provided as a special item.

The Canadian Maple Leaf first entered into production in 1979, and was Canadas attempt at getting in the world bullion coin market developed by the South African Krugerrand years before. Due to the fact that Krugerrands were so hard to get at specific points in its production due to apartheid, an option was looked for after, and Canada was the first country to action in and fill the space.

The initial coins minted in between 1979 and 1982 had a gold content of.999%, and all include the 39-year-old Queen on the obverse. Coins printed after this duration are.9999% pure and feature either the 64-year-old Queen or the 79-year-old Queen on the obverse.


Adding to this problem is the Maple Leafs serrated edge, high level of detail (specifically on the real leaf insignia), and the flat area around Queen Elizabeths head, which all make for a coin that easily collects indications of handling. This makes them extremely difficult to keep in pristine condition, and even more diversifies the collector coin market.

Existing Canadian Maple Leafs are amongst the purest official bullion coins in the world– since 1982, theyve been made from gold that is.9999% pure (or higher, just add another 9), making them valuable and extremely collectible. The base coin is 1 Troy oz.

Prior to 1982, the Maple Leaf was made from.999% pure gold, which is still exceptionally pure and important. The difference is scarcely appreciable to the naked eye.


The Royal Canadian Mint play with the style of the Maple Leaf a lot. They produce more variations on the coin than possibly any other mainstream producers do with theirs. Thats great news for collectors, and you can get a quite healthy collection of distinct coins going without ever looking beyond Canadas borders.

Theres also been a hologram variation, which was in production for 1999, 2001 (two versions), and 2009. These variations were offered in sets with differing denominations, with production numbers hovering in between 500-1,000 for each set, conserve for the 2001 $10 coin, of which 14,614 were made.

Canadian Maple Leafs are produced en-masse, however there are a handful of unique or celebratory Maple Leafs that have actually been in production which are rarer and more important than the base coin. The 99 colored Maple Leaf was the very first colored coin the Royal Canadian Mint ever produced, and was part of a household of 13,025.

Beyond the differences seen simply among the gold bullion rounds, there are Maple Leafs in production that are made from other metals, most significantly the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf and the Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf.

The most significant plume in the Royal Canadian Mints cap might be the coins they mint on behalf of the International Olympic Committee. The 2 companies have reached an agreement that now sees the Royal Canadian Mint producing official Olympic coins and selling them through all significant channels.

The Royal Canadian Mint normally celebrate their anniversaries, and mints coins of varying rarity, creative style (utilizing different artists), and costs to commemorate their history. You can also find the coin in various novelty forms, such as the Maple Leaf commemorating Einsteins theory of relativity, and others commemorating various fairs, occasions, and concepts. The “Einstein Maple Leaf” has E= mc2 as its privy mark, and has an unique frosted background.

Million-Dollar Coin

Its one of the most important coins out there, and it would not suit your pocket.

Among the variations and different Maple Leafs available, the most notable was unveiled in 2007– a Gold Maple Leaf with a nominal worth of $1 million, and a metal spot value of over $3.5 million. Designed by Stanley Witten, the coin is 50cm in diameter by 3cm thick, and weighs 100kg, and is 99.999% pure.

Anti-Counterfeiting Measures

To assist fight counterfeiters, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a few functions to the Maple Leaf in 2013 and 2015. Respectively, a microscopic laser-engraved Maple Leaf which is just noticeable with zoom, and the addition of radial lines on the background of both coins, which are tough to imitate.

As an Investment

Other celebratory coins and coins with a special rarity have prices independent of the marketplace, and some have a worth backed by the Canadian federal government for the regard to its production. This suggests that, specifically for North American dealers for whom handling the Canadian government is possible, the Canadian Maple Leaf is (at times) a stellar investment.

The base coins face value is marked at $50, and does not change in value frequently for general deals.

Since of their pureness, the value of Canadian Maple Leafs minted after 1982 varies with the cost of gold, as they are worth their own weight on a 1:1 scale.

Wrap Up

Thanks to its pureness and creative styles, the Maple Leaf has sustained.

As a financial investment, its about 1:1 with the market rate of gold. All basic stuff there, though the rarer and more commemorative coins can opt for more.

As a collectors item, the coin is a lot more fascinating than most. The level of large range, and the numerous different production runs the Maple Leaf has actually had make it a fun coin to chase after. Collectors can stay hectic just looking inside Canada.

Offered what you now learn about the Maple Leaf, youve got a pretty clear concept of its place on the planet. To wrap up, it went into production a brief time after the Krugerrand did, so its one of the earlier main bullion coins to reveal up to the party.

Invite to another installation of our Featured Coin series, where we take a tough appearance at the history, details, and fascinating realities relating to some of the worlds most important and popular coins. Adding to this problem is the Maple Leafs serrated edge, high level of detail (specifically on the real leaf insignia), and the flat space around Queen Elizabeths head, which all make for a coin that easily builds up signs of handling. Canadian Maple Leafs are produced en-masse, however there are a handful of unique or celebratory Maple Leafs that have actually been in production which are rarer and more valuable than the base coin. Of note, there has been a variation with a colored gold maple leaf, produced in 1999 and 2010, commemorating one of the coins anniversaries and the Vancouver Olympics, respectively. The 99 colored Maple Leaf was the first colored coin the Royal Canadian Mint ever produced, and was part of a family of 13,025.

The Maple Leafs history is as storied as any bullion coin– it got in production not too long after the Krugerrand did, and has kept its appeal through to today, where competition is stiffer and more coins are offered.




Terms & Conditions

Trading in gold and other precious metals is risky because the market is volatile. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. This is why we encourage you to read Our Terms and Conditions carefully before making purchases, selling, or placing orders with BULLIONTRADING LLC. Refer to Safety Tips from the CFTC (Commodity Future Trading Commission). These terms and conditions apply to all orders, all purchases, and all sales made through our website, telephone, or other channels.

In the event you do not fully understand the terms of this agreement, BULLIONTRADING LLC strongly encourages you to consult with your own experts. BULLION TRADING enters into transactions with customers on the reliance and belief that clients are aware of, understand, and agree to these terms.

These terms and conditions are effective as of March 11, 2022, and are binding to all new and existing customers and users.


The prices for gold, silver, platinum and palladium coins and bars keep on fluctuating because of the risk factors that cause price volatility. The risk factors include political development, war, pandemics, demand, and supply. It is important to keep this in mind when transacting with BULLIONTRADING LLC.

The Ordering Process

BULLIONTRADING LLC. Does Not speculate on the prices of precious metals. This means that we don’t make profits by buying gold when the prices are low and selling when prices go up. BULLIONTRADING LLC generates revenue through premium spreads. This is the difference between what Bullion Trading LLC pays & sells these items for.

Orders and inquiries can be made through our website, phone, or other suitable channels. Contact Us for information.


Inquiries are made by customers who are not ready to transact immediately. Customers can contact us or go online at to get current market prices. The price quote and quantity available are subject to change. They can also contact us for guidance on buying and selling bullion coins and bars. You should note that the Price Quotations you receive when inquiring are Estimates because the prices of bullion coins and bars fluctuate daily, and the number of our stock changes all the time.

For example, The U.S Mint sets premium and minimum prices for American Eagles. Prices for American Eagles are determined by the current price of gold, silver, platinum, or palladium. The mint also charges a modest premium to cater to the cost of distribution and marketing. Consequently, the price of bullion coins and bars changes daily as the markets for gold, silver, platinum, and palladium fluctuates. Refer to the United States Mint’s Charges for Authorized Dealers.


Orders are made when customers are ready to transact immediately. The prices you get when ordering bullion coins and bars from us are an accurate reflection of the current market prices. Note that once you place an order, the prices are locked and are no longer subject to market conditions.

An order is placed when you finalized negotiations with our agents and an invoice is generated, not when the payment is made. Ordering and then bailing out or canceling after an invoice is generated makes BULLIONTRADING LLC incur losses. We incur losses because when you place an order, we consider the bullion coin or bar sold and will have hedged ourselves accordingly.

Disclaimer: To protect our company from losses, BULLIONTRADING LLC has implemented a Market Loss Policy.

Market Loss Policy Explained

An order starts when you finalize the deal with our agents, not when the payment is made. We generate an invoice immediately the deal is sealed either through our website or phone. We also count the bullion coin or bar as sold and will have hedged ourselves accordingly.

Customers who place orders, have invoices generated, and then cancel thereafter make us incur losses. To protect ourselves we have implemented a market loss policy. This means that you will incur penalties for ordering, having an invoice generated, and then bailing out. Once an order is placed, prices are locked and not subject to market conditions.

The moment you place an order an invoice is generated. If you cancel, and then gold prices decline you make us incur a loss. It is your responsibility to offset this loss if your order is canceled and your funds are returned. If this happens you will pay for the loss caused by a decline in the price of gold after a sale is made plus a cancellation fee of $35.00. This is our market loss policy.

To remain transparent and protect ourselves from risk we might require credit card information from every customer even if payment will be received through a different channel. We also will ask for immediate confirmation of the amount locked in. This gives us an avenue to compensate ourselves for losses in the event a customer places an order and then fails to pay.

However, if the price of bullion coins and bars stays the same, we usually don’t enforce our market loss policy because we don’t incur losses. If the price goes down we charge a market loss fee which is equal to the amount BULLIONTRADING LLC would have lost because of the unpaid order.


Bullion Trading LLC only accepts payments in the form of bank transfers, certified checks or personal checks. The method you use to pay us is determined by the number of bullion coins and bars you are willing to buy from us as follows:

  • Orders ranging from $1,000 to $5,500 should be paid via any option listed above and must be received within 2 business days from the time the order was made.
  • Orders ranging from $5,500.01 to $10,000 should be paid by bank wire, certified check, cashier’s check, money orders, or personal check, and must be received within 2 business days from the time the order was made.
  • Orders ranging from $10,000.01 to $25,000 should be paid by bank wire, certified check, and must be received within 2 business days from the time the order was placed.
  • Over $25,000.01 should be paid by bank wire and must be received within 1 business day from the time the order was placed.

If Using A Credit Card You Are Agreeing To The Following Terms:

  • I understand and agree that should I dispute the credit card charge through my credit card provider, I will have breached the contract as well as committed a credit card fraud.
  • I waive any charge-back rights. In the event of a dispute, and I request for a refund it must be made through the Bullion Trading LLC Arbitration Procedure described herein under Bullion Trading LLC.
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  • I also agree to waive any charge-back rights in the event of a dispute.


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You also openly acknowledge that you are subject to a variety of risks that are beyond the control of BULLION TRADING LLC. You openly acknowledge that BULLION TRADING LLC is not liable or responsible for the risks you incur while trading with us. Those risks include, without limitation, risks associated with the price volatility of bullion coins and bars. Market conditions or other disruptions such as technical problems may make it impossible for you to liquidate bullion coins and bars bought from us. You have the freedom to liquid the coins and bars at market prices acceptable to you.


All investments involve risk – bullion coins and bars are no exception. The value of bullion coins (e.g., American Eagles or Maple Leafs) is affected by many economic factors. The current market price of bullion coins and bars is determined by perceived scarcity and other factors. Some of these factors include quality, current demand, and general market sentiment.

The price of bullion coins and bars keeps on fluctuating and this means that they are not a suitable investment for everyone. Since all investments, including bullion coins and bars, can decline in value, you should make an informed decision. It is a good idea to have adequate cash reserves and disposable income before investing in bullion coins and bars.


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(a) Any breach of any representation or warranty made by you to BULLION TRADING LLC or,

(b) Failure to comply with these terms and conditions or the policies adopted by BULLION TRADING LLC.


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If you suffer indirect, punitive, or speculative damages BULLION TRADING LLC is not liable to you. Any transaction between us and you pursuant to these terms and conditions, and any liability of BULLION TRADING LLC to you shall be limited to:

(a) The amount, if any, that you paid in such transaction or,

(b) $100 compensation. We are not, in any event, liable for any indirect, punitive, or speculative damages.


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BULLION TRADING LLC privacy policies are found in the Disclaimer, Ordering Policy, and the protection of credit card information. These terms and conditions may be updated from time to time depending on the market forces and the legal landscape.


Upon any failure by you to comply with your obligations to BULLION TRADING LLC, the company shall pursue the rights and the remedies available to us. Either by law, through equity, or otherwise. It includes without limitation rights and remedies under these terms and conditions.

Breaching our rights may make BULLION TRADING LLC turn your account over to a collection agency, or a lawyer for collection. BULLION TRADING LLC will not fail in exercising any rights or pursuing any remedies in the case we suffer losses or damages.

Note: Failure by you to comply with these terms and conditions, may make BULLION TRADING LLC charge the credit card on which you have provided. This includes without limitation any and all market losses incurred by BULLION TRADING LLC, including cancellation fees, for ordering and then canceling at the last minute. You openly authorize BULLION TRADING LLC to charge your credit card for all losses caused by you violating our ordering policy.


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Because we value the relationship with our clients, we opt for arbitration or mediation as a channel for dispute resolution instead of going straight to state/federal courts. However, if arbitration or mediation fails, we may be forced to take legal action in state/federal courts in the State of New York.


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