I recently bought a 1 oz random year gold maple leaf coin and received a double dated 1999 2000 coin with a fireworks privy. I searched a lot online but couldn't find much info about this specific edition. Wikipedia talks about this edition in silver bullion, but not in gold. This lack of info about this supposedly millenium edition has me a little concerned. So to all you gold experts out there, is this a valid rare coin?
Question about a rare 1oz gold maple leaf
What do you mean by "double dated"?
Can you please clarify? Got a picture of the coin?
The silver maple leaf coin is
|FACE VALUE||GROSS WEIGHT||SILVER CONTENT||COIN THICKNESS||DIAMETER|
1.000 troy oz.
0.9999 troy oz.
The gold maple leaf coin is
|COIN SIZE||FACE VALUE||PURITY||GROSS WEIGHT||GOLD CONTENT||DIAMETER||COIN THICKNESS||COIN EDGE|
|1-oz||$50||99.99% (24 karat)||31.1030g||0.9989 oz.||30mm||2.73mm||Reeded|
Therefore, by measuring the diameter of your coin, you should see a 10 mm difference in the coin diameter.
Tell us what you see.
Here a reference to one that I found. It sold on EBAY but they don't give the price. Seems that it may be rare.
I can see it listed in the J&M Catalog with a mintage of only 35,769, so yes, it is quite rare. It's likely worth quite a higher premium than you paid for it :)