Renowned for its 24-karat gold composition, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf stands among the world's exceptional bullion coins, ranking as the second-oldest after the South African Krugerrand. Since the inception of the Canadian Maple Leaf Series in 1979, featuring only Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2023 release marked the conclusion of her era, with King Charles III gracing the obverse of the 2024 coins.
The obverse showcases the new bust of King Charles III, following the Canadian coining tradition of flipping monarch portraits when a new ruler ascends. The left-profile relief of Charles III contrasts with the right-profile effigies of Queen Elizabeth II during her 70-year reign. The reverse side features Walter Ott's exquisite depiction of Canada's national emblem, the sugar maple leaf.