MapleGram8 (8 x 1g)
Perfect future flexibility & divisability
The MapleGram8 is an innovative new product from the Royal Canadian Mint packaging 8 individual 1g gold coins (a total of 0.26 Troy Oz) in a beautiful sleeve and assay certificate. Each coin is packaged in an individually serial numbered divisible blister pack giving owners the option to sell as a complete pack of 8 or individually as and when needed. With more and more people looking for smaller coins and bars to provide the most flexibility when it comes time to sell, these are destined to be a classic.
As legal tender, their weight and purity are guaranteed by the Canadian Government. The one gram size has a nominal face value of 50c and is guaranteed to contain one gram of 99.99% pure gold (= 24 carat).
An intricately engraved design produced by the Mint's innovative use of laser technology on the reverse of the coin ensures the coins authenticity, reinforced by the serial numbered assay card encasing it. The reverse design features an iconic image of Canada, the maple leaf. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, created in 2003 by Canadian portrait artist Susanna Blunt.
Coins are a popular choice of bullion given their legal tender status (Government backing of the coin and its metal content), often smaller in size (making for easier disposal in the event of large price increases), international recognition (no fuss tradability overseas) and portability. Another common advantage is mintage limits on many government minted coins meaning a “collectible” premium can often be realised. Caution should be exercised in buying coins over bars for your Super as they can be classified as a collectible and need special storage / insurance requirements. Refer to the ATO or your advisor for more information.