Two new precious metal collections are now available from the Royal Canadian Mint with releases of the 2014 Maple Leaf Pure Gold Fractional Set and the 2014 Maple Leaf Fine Silver Fractional Set.
These two sets feature proof coins struck from 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver. They are available in very limited mintages. Both extend Royal Canadian Mint fractional programs that have seen quick sell-outs. More attractive to those who can afford it, the gold issue marks the Mint’s first incused fractional set.
Additional information and pricing is below:
2014 Maple Leaf Gold Fractional Sets Include 4 Incused Coins
2014 Maple Leaf Gold Fractional Sets contain four gold strikes — a 1 ounce coin, a 1/4 ounce coin, a 1/10 ounce coin and a 1/20 ounce coin.
Designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, appearing on reverses are three overlapping sugar maple leaves on a frosted background. Inscriptions surrounding the design include the artist’s initials of PL, CANADA, 9999, FINE GOLD, the size of the coin and OR PUR.
Obverses showcase Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with encircling inscriptions reading ELIZABETH II, 2014 and the legal tender face value of each piece.
All four coins of the set ship together in a Royal Canadian Mint maple wood display case along with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Maximum mintage of the collection is 600 with current pricing at CAD $3,999.95.
2014 Maple Leaf Fine Silver Fractional Sets Include 5 Coins
Five different coins are issued in the 2014 Maple Leaf Fine Silver Fractional Set. These include the same sizes as the gold set, a 1 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/10 ounce and 1/20 ounce, plus a 1/2 ounce coin.
Designed by Canadian artist Arnold Nogy, each coin bears reverse imagery of two overlapping sugar maple leaves on a polished background. The top leaf is selectively gold-plated to enhance the detail. Reverse inscriptions include the artist’s initials of AN, CANADA, 2014, 9999, FINE SILVER, the size of the coin and ARGENT PUR.
Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II also graces the obverses. Obverse inscriptions read ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA and the face value of the coin.
Coins of the set are encapsulated and presented together in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve. Mintage of this fractional set is capped at 9,999. Its price is CAD $249.95. and there is a household order limit of three.
Additional information and ordering options are available through the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at www.mint.ca with our affiliant link to the sets right here.
Correction: silver set has 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/10, 1/20 ounce coins.
They’re really attractive coins. I’m just having a hard time figuring out the pricing….less than 2 ounces of silver for $250? The markup seems a bit much.
Has the RCM figured out its milk spot problem? Not going to buy *any* numis from them until this is addressed.