The Canadian Maple Leaf coin series from the Royal Canadian Mint is among the most popular coins released on an annual basis. Numismatists eagerly anticipate the annual release of the stunning coins each year, and have a great deal of variety to choose from with the coin available in four metals and countless weights. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Forever Reverse Proof Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a redwood lacquered case with black beauty box.
- Mintage limited to 250 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Bears a face value of $300 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Art from Lilyane Coulombe.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes three maple leaf species.
Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coins were originally introduced in 1988 by the Royal Canadian Mint, the same year as the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf. Like the gold variant of the coin, these Platinum Canadian Maple Leafs were available in five total weights. However, that program was suspended in 2002 amid sinking platinum prices and demand. In 2009 the Royal Canadian Mint reintroduced the Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf, and this time only the 1 oz coin was available.
In this unique 2016 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Forever Reverse Proof Coin release, the Royal Canadian Mint has tinkered with its common design for this coin’s release in the Forever Series. First and foremost, these 2016 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Forever Reverse Proof Coins are available with a reverse proof finish, which lends deeply mirrored, clear finishes to the design features and a strong, frosted relief to the background field.
On the reverse of the 2016 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coin is the image of those three leaves, with selective gold plating used to depict the leaves in different times of year. The center leaf is engraved in silver, while the left has a pink gold plating to depict the red maple leaf in autumn. The leaf to the right is the sugar maple leaf with yellow gold plating to bring out the beautiful golden hues of autumn.
The obverse of all Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coins in this collection feature the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt and has occurred on Canadian coinage since 2004.
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