Canadian 5x9's Gold Maples 99.999% Pure Gold
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.
In 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint proiudly introduced the world's purest gold bullion coin.
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.
Maple Prices Subject to Fluctuation
Please note all rates, both percentage premiums and actual prices, fluctuate.
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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
Reverse of New 2007 Canadian $200 One Ounce 99999 Fine Gold Maple Leaf
Obverse of New 2007 Canadian $200 One Ounce 99999 Fine Gold Maple Leaf
New 2007 Canadian $200 One Ounce 99999 Fine Gold Maple Leaf in Combined Display Card & Certificate
Reverse of Combined Display Card & Certificate
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