The Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coin program from the Royal Canadian Mint is a popular target for investors each year. Like other major programs, such as the American Eagle, it is available in various precious metals. While the most common are the Silver Maple Leaf and Gold Maple Leaf, there is also a Platinum Maple Leaf Coin available. Today, 1 oz Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic flip!
- Introduced in 1988!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum.
- Face value of $50 (CAD) is fully backed by Canadas government.
- Obverse includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of the Canadian sugar maple leaf.
- Available to you from random years of issue.
The Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf coin has a unique history with the Royal Canadian Mint. When the coins were introduced in 1988, RCM offered the min four different weights ranging from the 1 oz coin to three fractional weights of oz, oz, and 1/10 oz. By 1993, a 1/20 oz weight had been added. In 1994 only, the mint also issued a 1/15 oz coin.
Initial production of the coins ceased in 2002 amidst lackluster demand for platinum coins and falling prices for platinum. However, in 2009 the Royal Canadian Mint reintroduced the Platinum Maple Leaf with only a 1 oz weight available, which continues as the standard issue for this coin.
In this JM Bullion listing, you have the chance to purchase a 1 oz Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf Coin from random years of production. The 1 oz platinum coin has been available in this collection from 1988 to 2002 and 2009-onward. The specific year of issue you receive is dependent upon the availability in our warehouse when your order is fulfilled.
On the reverse of all 1 oz Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf coins is the sugar maple leaf design found on other versions of the coin. Included on this face are engravings of the nation of issue, purity of the coin, metal content, and weight.
The obverse of your Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf will feature one of three possible designs of Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait based upon the year of issue you receive. The 1988-1989 coins feature a second-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used from 1965 to 1989 on Canadian coinage, and depicts the Queen as a 39-year-old woman.
For the 1990-2002 issued Platinum Maple Leaf coins, Dora de Pedery-Hunts third-generation effigy of the Queen appears on the coin. This design by the Canadian designer reflects the Queen at age 64. Finally, any Platinum Maple Leaf from 2009-onward has the fourth-generation image created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt. This captures Her Majesty as a 79-year-old woman.
Please direct your questions to a JM Bullion associate at 800-276-6508. Were also available online via our live chat and email address.