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. The 2017 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf is now available to purchase on Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip or mint tube of 10.
- 23rd issue of the Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $50 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse bears the sugar maple leaf design.
The Platinum Maple Leaf was available from 1988 to 1992 in this 1 oz weight, and three fractional weights. From 1993 to 2002 it was available in the 1 oz weight and four fractional weights, with an additional 1/15 oz weight struck only in 1994. Dropping platinum prices in the early 21st century led the RCM to cancel the coins in 2002.
In 2009, the RCM reintroduced the Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf, which is now available only in this 1 oz weight. Following a high mintage of 34,650 in 2012, the volume of Platinum Maple Leafs struck by the RCM has declined through 2016.
The obverse of all Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy features on the obverse of all Canadian currency, and this particular design comes from Susanna Blunt and was created in 2003. It began to appear on Canadian coins starting in 2004.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is the image of the sugar maple leaf, the same iconic design on the reverse of all gold, silver, and palladium versions of the coin. It includes engravings of the nation of issue, purity, and metal content, as well as the new micro-laser engraved radial lines and maple leaf privy added to Canadian coins to deter counterfeiting.
Each of the 2017 Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coins in this Silver.com product listing has a Brilliant Uncirculated grade. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice spotted surfaces, breaks in the luster, or contact marks on the surface.
The Royal Canadian Mint is the official sovereign mint of Canada. Founded in 1908, it operated out of its sole facility in the federal capital city of Ottawa until the 1980s. Facing increased demand for bullion and proof products, and struggling to keep up with circulation currency production, the RCM opened a second facility in Winnipeg.
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