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We talk about the MapleGrams yet?

WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭
25 x 1 gram .9999 gold $.50 face value coins from the Canadians:

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MapleGrams from Goldmart
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  • BarndogBarndog Posts: 20,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    interesting. I thought they would be cool to own, but then figured I would have to expend smoe energy keeping the cardboard/packaging intact -- and that's not my thing.
  • BAJJERFANBAJJERFAN Posts: 30,959 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Who wants to piss around with a lousy gram of gold?
  • bronco2078bronco2078 Posts: 9,961 ✭✭✭✭✭


    I like them at melt . The sellers of these seem to feel they deserve huge premiums though. I will stick with my dos pesos image
  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,265 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Impractical. That's why they invented silver.
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  • Mission16Mission16 Posts: 1,413 ✭✭✭
    "MapleGrams"
    First time i saw that, I thought it was some kind of syrup-of-the-month club.
  • Very cool looking coins and packaging!
    I had/have the Valcambi, the mini-roo half gram, the 1/25 oz Philha, the quarter Sovereign...all demanding high premiums when you buy them but have a little market, at least in my experience. I will probably end up making a bracelet for my wife!
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  • BAJJERFANBAJJERFAN Posts: 30,959 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Those MapleGrams look pretty cool. I imagine premiums are through the roof. What is the dimension of the holder? >>



    Goldmart is advertising $4 per gram over spot per their email. So about $100 an ounce over spot.
  • VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,770 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds reasonable

    A surprisingly low mark-up over melt. 25 grams in 1g coins for $1079 that melts at $979 is not too bad. Much better than those Valcambi combi-bars.

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  • hchcoinhchcoin Posts: 4,825 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are they about 1/2 the size of a dime?
  • tneigtneig Posts: 1,505 ✭✭✭
    Nice examples. I started with a gram of gold.
    COA
  • OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,892 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Will the TPGs be offering mini-slabs? image

    Edited to add: Actually, I don't see any of the Canadian or Australian 1-gram and 0.5-gram coins being offered in TPG slabs. Are they eligible, or are they too small for the holders?

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 32,039 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Troy oz is ~31.1g

    $4/g over spot is more like $124.4 over per ounce


    Still not interested.

    Call me when they can be bought at spot shipped. image



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  • stevebensteveben Posts: 4,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    am i the only besides maybe @Weiss who collects these?

    oh... and if you decide to, good luck finding a 2014 set!




  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think they're interesting, but I don't think I have a single one.

    Interesting.

    :)

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,265 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd rather have the 3.11 gram American Gold Eagles, but steveben - your collection is impressive. It's funny how people get started collecting - they buy one and like it so much that they have to keep buying the next ones.

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  • stevebensteveben Posts: 4,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmski52 said:
    ... steveben - your collection is impressive. It's funny how people get started collecting - they buy one and like it so much that they have to keep buying the next ones.

    thanks. yup...thats how you do it. i have done pretty well with them so far.

  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Steveben, I too dig them and bought one set that was 8 grams “MapleGram8” and just bought this year’s which was 25 grams...Yes they are over spot but so what!
    Don’t let the gram cranks get you off of your collections game!
    You have a very cool rhythm going on!

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  • BaleyBaley Posts: 22,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The title does sound like a Syrup Of The Month program.

    Nice little gold pieces to collect and save for a rainy day.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have mainly stayed with the AGE's....I do have a couple of smaller gold coins. I do wish I had picked up some of the smaller gold years ago (as I did with the Eagles).... Just for SHTF scenarios.... Cheers, RickO

  • stevebensteveben Posts: 4,592 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2022 1:49PM

    fyi, i have the 2022 set...and recently realized that is a complete set of type 1s since king charles will be on the 2023 edition (see post above for the rest)

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