The Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coin was introduced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1988, and was originally available in a diverse array of options that included four fractional weights. Since 2009 however, the coins have only been available as 1 oz platinum coins. The 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com from varied years of production.
- Ships to you sealed in a protective plastic flip!
- Debuted in 1988!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Issued a face value of $50 (CAD) by Canada.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait appears on the obverse.
- The sugar maple leaf design made famous in this series appears on the reverse.
- Available with varied years of issue.
Platinum Maple Leaf coins have had an up and down production history. Originally available as 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz coins, a 1/20 oz coin was added through the initial production run from 1988 to 2002. With low platinum prices in the 1990s, the program soared in popularity and was a hit with investors.
However, by 2002 the price of platinum had soared above that of gold. As a result, interest in platinum coins slumped and the Royal Canadian Mint halted the series. Reintroduced in 2009 with just the 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf available, the coins instantly took off and by 2012 had become the world’s best-selling platinum coin.
On the obverse of the Platinum Maple Leaf you’ll find an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has appeared on British, Canadian, and commonwealth coinage since her ascension to the throne in 1952, but the design on these coins could vary based on the year of issue you receive.
Platinum Maple Leafs from 1988 and 1989 feature Arnold Machin’s second-generation effigy of the Queen used from 1965 to 1989. Coins struck from 1990 to 2002 feature Dora de Pedery-Hunt’s third-generation portrait of the Queen. All 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coins produced from 2009 to present have Susanna Blunt’s 2003, fourth-generation effigy of the Queen. This is the only design to depict Her Majesty without a crown.
The reverse of all coins features the sugar maple leaf at the heart of the design. Newer coins in the series have micro-laser engraved maple leaf privy marks and radial lines for counterfeiting security, but still feature the sugar maple leaf at the core of the design.
Silver.com offers you the chance to purchase a 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Coin today from varied years of production. It could have been struck anywhere from 1988 to 2002 or 2009 to present, and the one you receive is dependent upon availability when your order is fulfilled for shipping.
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