Designed by Walter Ott, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the official bullion gold coin of Canada. Its 99.99% purity makes it one of the purest gold coins in the world. As a result of their high gold content, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf blemish easier than most gold coins of lesser purity.
Well known for becoming the United States Mint’s first 24-Karat Gold bullion coin offering in 2006, the .9999 pure 1 ounce Gold Buffalo has become stiff competition for its northern neighbor, the Gold Maple Leaf.
The Chinese Panda Gold Coin was first minted in 1982 amid wildly interested collectors. When this interest grew even more in 1987, it resulted in less mint figures, causing it to be less available to the public as well as collectors.
The 1-oz Gold Australian Kangaroo is Australia’s primary gold bullion coin and one of the world’s most highly sought after gold coins by investors and collectors alike. Struck in .9999 pure 24 karat fine gold, the Australian Kangaroo features a 32.1mm diameter, a 2.8mm thickness, and carries a legal tender status in Australia with a nominal face value of $100 (Australian).
Initially unveiled by the Royal Mint in 1987, the 1oz Gold Brittania is legal tender in Great Britain. The Gold Brittania is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful gold coins as well as one of the most sought after by investors. Over their many minting years, the Gold Brittania’s style and design has undergone numerous transformations, making them one of the more interesting coins from the perspective of gold coin collectors as well.
According to the World Gold Council, for three out of ten years in the decade of the 1990’s the 1oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic gold bullion coin was the best-selling gold coin in the world. As with most of the world’s gold bullion coins, the Gold Philharmonic
was designed in tribute to one of its country’s proudest symbols: the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, widely considered to be one of the finest orchestras to be found anywhere the world over.
On November 7, 2001, the Islamic Mint officially launched the Islamic gold Dinar. These gold coins are used by the public in the 7 Emirates of the United Arab Emirates. They are available from the Dubai Islamic Bank and the branches of Thomas Cook Rostamani Exchange Company.
- Diameter 32.77 mm
- Thickness 2.84 mm
- Denomination no face value
The coin gets its name due to the fact that the design is of the Boer statesman Paul Kruger, who held the position of President in the old South African Republic for four terms. The other side has the springbok engraved into it, which is the country’s national emblem.