The maple leaf is a cherished symbol of the Canadian wilderness. In a country with more wild territory than settled lands, natural environments are celebrated as national treasures. The maple leaf has come to symbolize all things Canada, appearing on the logo of professional sports teams and serving as the official symbol on the center of the national flag. Now, you can purchase the 2013 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Coin from Silver.com in brilliant uncirculated condition.
Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Coins have been in production since 1988 at the Royal Canadian Mint. When the coin was first introduced, it was available in five denominations. However, since 2002 the only denomination available is the 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf. Much like its Gold and Silver Canadian Maple Leaf counterparts, the platinum coin is minted with the same images on the obverse and reverse sides each year.
When the coins were first struck in 1988, the obverse side featured a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as she appeared at age 39. Between 19990 and 2002, the coins were minted with a portrait of the Queen at age 64. Today, the 2013 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Coin bears the image of a 79-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, as created by artist Susana Blunt.
On the reverse side of the 2013 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf is the image of Canada’s national emblem. A lone maple leaf is surrounded by the engravings “Canada,” the metal content, and weight of the coin. On either side of the leaf are engravings indicating the purity of the metal.
The obverse side of the coin features Blunt’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image is surrounded by engravings that read “Elizabeth II,” the face value of the coin (Canadian dollars), and the year of minting.
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