The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is not only one of the most popular gold coins for sale in the world today, but it is also one of the most diverse. Introduced in 1979 with a 1 oz gold option, the coins began to expand in 1982 with the introduction of fractional-ounce gold coins. Now, 2023 1/2 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins are available to you for purchase from Ottawa Bullion


Coin Highlights:

  • Coins come sealed in plastic and multiples of 10 come in a sheet.
  • 44th year for the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Series!
  • Largest fractional-ounce coin!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
  • Issued a face value of $20 (CAD) by Canada.
  • Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
  • Maple leaf on the reverse.


The Royal Canadian Mint introduced its Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coins in 1979. The series first featured a 1 oz gold coin in 1979 and that remained the only coin available in the collection through late 1982. Subsequent years saw both the introduction of fractional-ounce coins and other metallic versions of the Canadian Maple Leaf.

In 1988, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the Silver Maple Leaf and the Platinum Maple Leaf. In 2005, the series expanded to its final metal with the release of the Palladium Maple Leaf. In the gold series, expansion came in waves as new weights were added in 1982, 1986, 1993, and 2014. The 1/2 oz gold coin debuted in 1986.

Obverse: Showcases the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.

A sugar maple leaf is found on the reverse field of 2023 Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins. The maple leaf design featured here was created in 1979 BY Walter Ott for the debut of the Gold Maple Leaf Series. This popular design has been replicated across all of the weights and versions of the coins in the years since its debut. Both sides of Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins feature radial lines in the background as of 2015.