2008 Canadian Gold Maples
We do get asked for gold bullion coins by date, including Canadian gold maples, and we try to help when we can. It does cost us more to buy specific dates, and to keep extra stock, so we charge slightly more than for straightforward "bullion" coins with our choice of date.
Our typical selling price for any specific date of gold maple is usually £10 over our single piece bullion rate for one ounce, half, or quarter ounce sizes, and £5 extra for tenth or twentieth ounce sizes.
The World's Purest Gold Coins
In 1998, Canada introduced a new gold coin with a face value of $350. It was produced in gold which is 99.999% pure making it the world's purest gold coin. Previously, the purest gold coins were produced in 99.99% pure gold, which although of very high purity, is not as high as 99.999%. Although we at Chard's think this a somewhat of a gimmick, there are those who appreciate fine things, including fine gold.
Fineness of Gold
The fineness of gold for jewellery is traditionally measured in carats, but in recent years, it has also been measured as a decimal fraction of 1, 1 representing absolutely pure. It is in practice almost impossible to produce most substances with absolute purity. Historically gold bars used to be, and still are, acceptable at .995 pure (99.5%), and also .999 (99.9%), although now that most gold is refined electrolytically, it is common to find gold refined to .9999 (99.99%). This allows only 1 part in 10,000 of impurity, a very high standard indeed. It is unusual to find gold refined to a purity greater than .9999, but the Royal Canadian Mint obviously decided that this extra refinement would create extra interest in their coins. We should add that extremely pure materials can also be valuable in scientific or industrial situations, in which case it would probably cost much more to buy than our selling price for these coins.
One Ounce 99999 Maple
The Royal Canadian Mint attests that this coin meets the following definition for 99999 purity. Gold that is 99.999% pure is defined as having a sum of less than 10 parts per million of the following elements: Ag, Al, As, Bi, Cr, Cu, Fe, In, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Pd, Pt, Sn, Si, Ti, Zn, and Zr. This refers to the bulk material below the coin surface.
2008 .99999 Maple
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Please check our Standard Terms for Bullion Coins.
You may wish to use our Order Form UK
Order Form USA.
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10, Insured Shipping $20.
Canada Airmail $15, Insured Shipping $30
Obverse of 2008 Canadian One Ounce 99999 Fine Gold Maple Leaf
Reverse of 2008 Canadian One Ounce 99999 Fine Gold Maple Leaf
Maples by Date