The gold Maple Leaf is among one of the most popular gold bullion coin in the market. It is one of the most appreciated gold coins by investors and collectors. It contains 1 ounce (31.1035 grams) of highly pure gold (999.9 ‰), and is also famous for its relatively sharp design.
A distinctive feature of the 1oz gold Maple Leaf is its high gold purity. As a result, these gold coins are slightly smaller in size, compared to a Krugerrand for instance. It also have a more shining yellow colour compared to the 22 carats gold coins. This make the gold Maple Leaf a fragile coin. It is recommended to store the coins in plastic tubes or capsules for transport.
The canadian gold Maple Leaf is an ideal gold bullion coin for private investors who want simply to buy and store physical gold. They contain exactly one ounce of gold, which make it really easy to track their value overtime, by simply looking at the gold spot price.
Why buy 1 oz gold coins ?
One ounce gold coins are popular in the gold bullion market. They are a great way to split your precious metal holdings in smaller fractions. In fact, a large gold bar is not always the best option. Even if you will pay less per gram with gold bars, a large gold bar will restrict the fungibility of your investment.
Buying 1 ounce gold bullion coins make your investment more liquid. You can trade few gold coins when needed, instead of selling a large bar at once. Because of this, it is worth paying a slightly higher premium above the gold spot spot price.