The Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf is one of the longest-running platinum coins available to investors. The demand for platinum coins has ebbed and flowed since the late 1990s, the last time when demand for platinum bullion underwent a boost. Recently, platinum coins have seen an uptick in demand across various industries, helping to drive demand for platinum bullion. 2020 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leafs are available to you for purchase online right now at Silver.com.
- Coins ship with protective plastic flips and mint tubes of 10 coins!
- 27th year for 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 Canada.
- On the obverse is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes the sugar maple leaf.
Platinum Maple Leafs were introduced in the same year as the popular Silver Maple Leaf. When the program launched in 1988, the Platinum Maple Leaf featured 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz coins. In 1993, the series gained a 1/20 oz coin and in a special 1994-only release, the Royal Canadian Mint offered a 1/15 oz Platinum Maple Leaf to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the broader Canadian Maple Leaf series.
The series continued through 2002 with the five major weights, but was then suspended for years. Like the Platinum American Eagle would later suffer from, demand for platinum bullion dropped steeply and many platinum bullion coin programs were suspended. The Platinum Maple Leaf did not return to production until 2009 and when it did, only the 1 oz coin was available.
On the reverse side of 2020 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leafs is the image of a sugar maple leaf. The official emblem of Canada, this iconic leaf is used on the national flag and has featured on the Canadian Maple Leaf coins since 1979 when the gold bullion version of the coin debuted.
The obverse of 2020 Platinum Canadian Maple Leafs includes the fourth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile bust of Her Majesty was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt and it features the Queen at the age of 79.
These 2020 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leafs are available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are housed individually inside of protective plastic flips or in mint tubes for multiples of 10. Each coin has radial lines in the background field of obverse and reverse sides, as well as a maple leaf privy mark on the reverse with the date mark of “20” visible only under magnification. Both of these features offer enhanced security for these platinum bullion coins.
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