Platinum Coin Information
The Platinum Maple Leaf is the platinum bullion coin from the Royal Canadian Mint. The coins were first introduced in 1988 and were minted until 1999 when the rising price of platinum caused demand for platinum bullion coins to fall. The coin was later minted in 2002. The series was revived once again in 2009, as one of the few world platinum bullion coins produced.
The obverse of the Platinum Maple Leaf features an image of Queen Elizabeth II. For different years of the series, different images of the Queen have been used. The obverse inscriptions include “Elizabeth II”, “50 Dollars”, and the date. The reverse of the coin features the Maple Leaf, which is the national symbol of Canada. the reverse inscriptions include “Canada”, “9995 Fine Platinum”, 9995 Platine Pur” and the weight. This is the same design used by the other Maple Leaf coins such as the Gold Maple Leaf and Silver Maple Leaf.
Each coin contains a purity of .9995 platinum and contains the stated weight in pure platinum. Throughout the series, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced the coin in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/15 oz, and 1/20 oz sizes. Different face values in Canadian Dollars were used of $50, $25, $10, $5, $2, and $1 for weight, respectively.
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Dates: 1988-1999, 2002, 2009
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Weight: varies by denomination
Composition: 99.95% platinum
Platinum Content: stated value for denomination
Diameter: varies by denomination
Thickness: varies by denomination