2014 Reverse Proof Maple Leaf Coins in Gold and Silver

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 16, 2014 · 2 comments

Maple Leaf bullion coins from the Royal Canadian Mint are world-renowned. Now there are two new options available just for collectors.

2014 Reverse Proof Canadian Maple Leaf Gold and Silver Coins

New from the Royal Canadian Mint are one-ounce 2014 Reverse Proof Maple Leaf coins in special gold and silver editions.

Showcasing the same classic designs but in special reverse proof finishes are the 2014 Maple Leaf 1 oz Gold Coin and the 2014 Maple Leaf 1 oz Silver Coin.

Both are struck to very limited mintages as premium versions of their bullion counterparts. Maple Leaf coins have a long history. The bullion Gold Maple Leaf debuted in 1979 while the bullion Silver Maple Leaf was introduced less than a decade later in 1988.

Gold and Silver Maple Leaf Coin Designs and Specifications

The reverse of the two strikes bear the same basic image of a maple leaf. The design was created by Royal Canadian Mint engravers and is featured in a reverse proof finish with brilliant raised elements on frosted backgrounds. CANADA and 9999 is inscribed on reverses with additional inscriptions of FINE GOLD 1 OZ OR PUR on the gold Maple Leaf and FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR on the silver release.

Also in a reverse proof finish, obverses of the two Maple Leaf coins feature Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Surrounding the effigy are the inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and 2014 along with the face value of 50 DOLLARS for the gold coin and 5 DOLLARS for the silver.

Maple Leaf Pure Gold and Fine Silver Coin Specifications

  Maple Leaf 1 oz Gold Coin Maple Leaf 1 oz Silver Coin
Mintage 2,000 20,000
Composition fine gold (99.99% pure) fine silver (99.99% pure)
Finish reverse proof reverse proof
Weight (g) 31.16 31.39
Diameter (mm) 30 38
Edge serrated serrated
Certificate serialized serialized
Face Value CAD $50 CAD $5
Obverse Designer Susanna Blunt
Reverse Designer RCM Engravers

 

As shown in the chart above, mintage limits for the two editions are limited to no more than 2,000 for the gold coin and 20,000 for the silver coin.

Ordering Information

Ordering information and additional details for the 2014 Maple Leaf 1 oz Gold Coin and the 2014 Maple Leaf 1 oz Silver Coin can be found on the Royal Canadian Mint website. An affiliate link to the Mint’s newest coins is located here.

Both coins ship in a Royal Canadian Mint clamshell display case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Terry Power January 16, 2014 at 4:22 am

$2,600 for the Canada Gold RP? 1 oz? Sorry, that’s a bit too much.

Joe January 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm

The Royal Canadian Mint also has minted 2014 reverse proof 1 oz. Silver Maple Leaf coins that feature as small privy mark on the reverse commemorating the 2014 lunar year of the horse. I bought an ungraded one for $31.00.

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