The 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the bellwether coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. This coin is one of the purest issues with a gold content of .9999 versus its many counterparts being only .999 pure. Originally minted in 1979 the coin features on the obverse side a picture of Queen Elizabeth II while the reverse shows the famed Maple leaf design. This coin is most sought after by both collectors and enthusiasts because of its precision qualities that the design has offered from its inception. Each coin has a special laser mark micro engraving just below the Maple leaf making it easy to verify and difficult to copy.