The Canadian Maple Leaf program is well known for the quality and availability of its gold and silver variants. Numismatics everywhere have a deep appreciation for the Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf as well as the other coins in the series. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase a 2015 1 oz. Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coin from Silver.com.
- Contains 1 ounce of .9995 pure platinum.
- Carries a $50 (CAD) face value backed by the Canadian government.
- Official platinum bullion coin of the Canadian government.
- Multiples of 10 are packaged in mint tubes, or individual plastic flip covers for quantities less than 10.
- Eligible for inclusion in Precious Metal IRA accounts.
Platinum is one of the world’s rarest precious metals. Due in large part to its multiple uses in jewelry and the automotive industry, the value of platinum is on par with gold. This is driving demand for Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coins following their reintroduction in 2009. The first Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coins were struck at the same time as the original Silver Canadian Maple Leaf in 1988.
The Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf was introduced in 1 oz., ½ oz., ¼ oz., and 1/10 oz. weights during its initial run from 1988 to 2002. A fifth weight, 1/20 oz., was added to the coin program in 1993. After a seven-year hiatus, the Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf returned in 2009. This time however, the coin was only made available in a 1 oz. weight.
On the reverse side of each Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf is the depiction of a sugar maple leaf created by Royal Canadian Mint engravers. It is the same as the image featured on the gold and silver counterparts, and never changes from year to year. Engravings on this side include “Canada” and the coin’s weight, purity, and metal content.
The obverse side includes Susanna Blunt’s image of Queen Elizabeth II. Updated on occasion to reflect the Queen’s age, Blunt’s portrait was created in 2003 and is currently used on the obverse of all Canadian coins. The coin’s face value and the name “Elizabeth II” are inscribed on this side of the coin.
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