Canada 1983 50 dollars
"CANADA, Elisabeth II (1952- ), AV 50 dollars, 1983, Maple Leaf. Fleur de Coin. (Canada, Elizabeth II, gold fifty dollars of 1983, maple leaf, uncirculated.)"Canada, enviously watching the krugerrand conquer world bullion markets in the mid-1970's, decided to enter her own product in 1979, dubbed the Maple Leaf. The type was modified in 1983 to indicate .9999 purity and struck in this form 1983-89. Maple Leafs (Leaves?) are still in production but use the current bust of the queen.
Recorded mintage: 843,000.
Specification: 31.10 g, .9999 fine gold, 1.000 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 125.2, Fr-24.
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