Canada has recently had a problem with the value of its currency. What the problem is mainly affects the paper currency in that it has depreciated in value.
The good news is that Gold Canadian Coins have appreciated. Gold continues to thrive in various types of coins and their value continues to increase. Fortunately there are a number of very collectible Canadian Gold Coins. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin is one of the foremost of these coins. The Royal Canadian Mint makes some of the most pure gold coins in the World. They have practically no base metals included in the manufacture (base metals are normally used to make gold coins more durable) The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin is one of the most desirable gold coins for collectors. Gold Maple Leafs have been minted since 1979 during a shortage of Gold bullion coins.
(“Krugerrands” were available but there was a boycott on South Africa at that time so collectors could not buy these from South Africa.)
There are Four values of Gold Maple Leafs: C$ 1, C$ 5, C$ 10, C$ 20 and C$ 50 but these are nominal values and the real value of these gold coins is much, much higher.
Collectors can also find Platinum and Silver Maple Leafs and so does a Palladium version. If you are looking for something really special for your collection then you could always consider the Largest Gold Maple leaf Coin in the World. This huge coin has a face value of ONE MILLION DOLLARS and weighs 100 kilograms. Apart from being a big hunk of gold the million dollar Gold Maple Leaf is 50 centimetres across and 3 centimetres thick. A number of these have actually been sold and fetched between 2 and 1/2 to 3 million dollars each… Canada has also produced coloured Gold Maple Leafs and the Worlds first hologram coins. The Ottawa Mint also produces Gold Sovereigns that are very attractive.
Coins are one of the few instantly recognisable emblems of any nation.
Canadian Coins serve the dual purpose of being valid a currency and as promoting Canadian history.
Canadian coins of all kinds will prove and provide an interesting and worthwhile collection for any serious collector. The Royal Canadian Mint has produced a number of fascinating and lovely silver coins as well as their gold range, The proof versions are particularly lovely. Collectors coins include: Royal Canadian Mint Numismatic coins, Hockey Coins, Olympic Coins, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Coins, The Voyageur Dollar. A Zodiac set based on the Chinese Zodiac
The Canadian One Dollar Coin is known as the “Loonie.” because it has an image of the common Loon which is a well known common bird in Canada. The obverse of the coin has an image of Queen Elizabeth the Second.
This was actually supposed to have a Voyageur theme (similar to previous one dollar and silver coins) but the master dies to mint it were lost by the courier company. A different design had to be made to avoid counterfeits. The “Loonie” is made of Aureate which is electroplated with bronze over nickel.
“Loonies” have the reputation of being a lucky coin for Canadian Hockey Players. There is also the Canadian Silver Dollar.
It is easy to start collecting Canadian coins – most coin dealers have a good selection.
As in any field of coin collecting it is important to gain knowledge and avoid paying too much for your coins. “Haxby’s” Guide is a good starter for Canadian Coins.
To begin a Canadian Coin Collection, try to get as many coins or tokens as you can obtain without spending too much. Ask parents or your grandparents if they have some Canadian coins that they kept and no longer need. It is easy to start collecting Canadian coins – most coin dealers have a good selection.