First Canadian Gold Coins

In short, the "First Canadian Gold Coins" were struck around over a hundred years ago. The Dominion Government had 8,000 five-dollar and 8,000 ten-dollar gold coins struck in 1912. Gold coins valued at $600,000 had been distributed to Assistant-Receivers General across Canada by the conclusion of that summer. The gold coins were still being produced in 1914.

From the raw ingredients to the finished product, these first Canadian Gold Coins were created by the Mint in Canada. These were made almost completely of Canadian gold in 1912, the majority of it coming from the Klondike region.

What about the Gold Maple Leaf?

Interestingly, the Canadian Maple Leaf was struck in 1979 a was not the first Canadian gold coin. To clarify, Canada's first gold coins were produced over one hundred years ago. The reason you've probably never seen them is that they were locked away in bank vaults. They were locked away for nearly 85 years due to a government gold recall.

First Canadian Gold Coins locked away for 85 years

The few that escaped the recall were in high demand like the one below that actioned fore over $4,500 back in 2004.

First Canadian Gold Coins sold at auction

Think about this... The U.S. issued $10 gold coins for over one hundred years. On the other hand, the Canadians only issued them for two years making these over sixty times more rare than United States coins of the same size. 

Great News! Austin Rare Coins & Bullion currently has some examples as of Jan. 1, 2023. They actually rank among the best specimens from the Canadian Hoard. Furthermore, they are certified by PCGS in Mint State 63 condition. It is interesting to note, these coins have sold for $3,000 a coin and Austin Rare Coins & Bullion is selling them for far less. 

Don't wait long! This could be your last chance to order one of these beautiful first Canadian Gold Coins. Currently, we have around 100 of them. However, get your while supplies last. Early multiple-coin orders will receive a two-coins date set. Hurry, before they're completely gone. 

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