The Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin is one of the most popular classic bullion coins in the world and has many good reasons.In addition to the Krugerrand, it is considered the most popular gold investment coin in the world: the Canadian Maple Leaf. The gold coin was first issued in 1979 by the Royal Canadian Mint and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.Why is the gold coin so popular among investors? In the Maple Leaf you get pure gold, in contrast to the Krugerrand, which is alloyed with copper and thus shimmers a little reddish. On the other hand, the Canadian gold coin has the typical sheen and color of fine gold. With its consistent look, high profile, high circulation, and low premium (percentage premium on the current gold price), the Gold Maple Leaf has all the key features of an ideal bullion. Finally, special safety features have been added (including micro-laser engraving). The coin is available in many sizes of an ounce (“fractionals”).