I don't understand why the 2018 Gold Eagle is around $5 more than the Gold Maple. The Gold Eagle contains a bunch of copper and is prone to spotting. Minus 1 The Gold Eagle has a lady on obverse that looks like she has nursed the entire nation and now has the droopiest, floppiest boobs. minus 2 The Gold Eagle has no extra security features and is harder to authenticate Minus 3 The Gold Maple is 9999 gold and near pure. Spotting is very unlikely, almost impossible. Although because it is so pure, it's easy to scratch. The Gold Maple has brilliantly beautiful and simple maple leaf on the obverse (just ignore the wrinkly old figure head on the reverse) The Gold Maple has radial lines and a micro engraved security date. It can also be DNA authenticated. The Gold Maple is $5 less. That's a whole extra sandwich at Subway! I vote for the Gold Maple.