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?
What do you mean by "double dated"?
Can you please clarify? Got a picture of the coin?
It shows both 1999 and 2000 on the coin with "50 dollars' in between them.
The silver maple leaf coin is
The gold maple leaf coin is
Therefore, by measuring the diameter of your coin, you should see a 10 mm difference in the coin diameter.
Tell us what you see.
Thanks Strongsidejedi. It is 30 mm in diameter. I also have a 2006 gold coin and both the coins put together are same in width and diameter.
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.
Thanks smcsmc, your link seems to be the only reference out there for this specific edition.
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 :)
Thanks Pablo. This is great. Its exactly what i was looking for, and yes I paid just regular premium on it :)