The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin has been available from the Royal Canadian Mint since 1979. Over the course of time, various date marks in the series have earned a reputation through either record high or low mintages. In the case of the 2003 release, it is notable for being one of the few design changes in the program’s history. Now, 2003 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins are available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive in protective flips!
- 25th year of availability for the 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin!
- Final mintage of 194,631 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (CAD) by Canada.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features a sugar maple leaf.
In 2003, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin entered a new era with a new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. To date, three portraits of the Queen have featured on the obverse side of Gold Maple Leaf Coins. The first design was one that had been created by Arnold Machin at the Royal Mint and widely used on British coins.
In 1990, the Royal Canadian Mint debuted a third-generation Canadian effigy of Elizabeth II on its coins. This was the first ever created by a Canadian artist. In 2003, Susanna Blunt created a fourth-generation design for the Royal Canadian Mint. The second from a Canadian artist, this portrait was the first of the Queen to lack a crown.
On the obverse of 2003 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coins, you’ll find Dora de Pedery-Hunt’s third-generation portrait of the Queen. This is the last date mark in the Gold Maple Leaf Series to feature this portrait as the 2004 coin would debut the new design from Susanna Blunt.
The reverse face of the 2003 Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin comes with a depiction of the sugar maple leaf. This simple, naturalistic image of the sugar maple leaf was created in 1979 by Walter Ott for this series.
These 2003 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins are available to you for purchase in protective flips. The coins come with a mintage of 194,631 1 oz gold coins, one of the lowest in the series. The 2003 release came just two years after the lowest recorded mintage in the series in 2001.
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