PIEDFORT SET OF 1/5 OZ PURE GOLD AND 1 OZ PURE SILVER – MAPLE LEAF (2010). Piedfort – A coin of substance. The word piedfort literally means strong foot in French and appeared centuries ago to mean heavy measure in minting. Today, piedfort indicates that a coin is thicker than usual. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce its first-ever piedfort Gold Maple Leaf and Silver Maple Leaf Coins, inspired by the strong and enduring interest in its internationally-renowned bullion products. Gold Maple Leaf Coins were originally launched in 1979. They were the first 99.99percent pure gold coins available in the world and quickly became the standard by which other bullion coins are measured. Within decades, the Mint pushed its purity standard to the next level by introducing the worlds first 99.999percent Gold Maple Leaf Coins in 2007. Silver Maple Leaf Coins were originally launched in 1988. They quickly benefitted from the success of the Gold Maple Leaf Coins introduced nine years prior to become the standard by which other silver bullion coins are measured. These new piedfort coins are crafted on that same tradition of excellence. They are respectively 99.999% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, with twice the thickness to provide the unique contrast of their added weight and substance. Precision-crafted in 99.999% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, with twice the thickness of standard coins. The Royal Canadian Mints first-ever gold piedfort coin and first-ever Silver Maple Leaf coin in a piedfort format. Features the distinct reverse-proof finish. Limited mintage makes this Piedfort Maple Leaf Coin Set highly collectible. Face Value: 10 dollars (gold); 5 dollars (silver). Composition: 99.999% pure gold; 99.99percent pure silver. Weight (g): 6.25 (gold); 31.39 (silver). Diameter (mm): 16 (gold); 34 (silver). Coins are encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve. Customers located in MANITOBA, CANADA!!!! Please DO NOT hit pay it now until a revised invoice can be generated and sent to you. The item “2010 Set 2 Piedfort Reverse-Proof Coins 1oz Silver & 1/5oz Gold ML. 9999(12728)NT” is in sale since Tuesday, May 09, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint
- Year: 2010