The exceptionally attractive gold coins feature the Canadian national symbol of a maple leaf on the reverse or tails side and a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse or heads side.
Each coin is struck from .99999 fine gold. They are among the purest coins struck in the world, and were first introduced by the Mint in 2007. Gold Maple Leafs were issued prior — starting in 1979 — but not to the 24 karat purity level.
The coin’s denominated (legal tender) face value is $200. However, their gold content alone is worth about $900 in today’s market. There is a premium normally associated with the collectible value for each as well. Their face value, gold content, and purity are guaranteed by the Canadian Government.
In a Business Wire statement, Mark Albarian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Santa Monica-based Goldline International, Inc. said:
"When Canada increased the gold content of the Maple Leaf to .99999 fine, it set an unsurpassed standard for gold investment products.
"The independently graded and certified 2008 First Strike .99999 Maple Leafs offer collectors and the investment community a special gold coin at a time when investors are seeking a traditional safe haven hedge against inflation and a falling dollar."
The statement references the coins’ grading and certification by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), which is a leading company that independently grades, certifies and encapsulates coins in protective and counterfeit resistant "slabs."
For more information about first strike 2008 Maple Leaf gold coins, interested parties are directed to visit www.99999mapleleaf.com or call 1-800-827-4653.
About Goldline International, Inc.
Goldline International, Inc. has assisted investors and collectors by offering a full range of precious metals products since 1960. The company offers internationally recognized gold, silver, and platinum coins and bars as well as rare and collectible numismatic coins. Precious metal buyers are offered both a storage program and direct insured delivery.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008, is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins.
An ISO 9001-2000 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale.
For more information on the Mint’s history, its products and services, please visit www.mint.ca.
Certified coin image from www.99999mapleleaf.com.