Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf coins were first introduced into the precious metals market in 1988. This was the same year that the Royal Canadian Mint launched the silver Maple Leaf coin. When first released (from 1988 until 2992), the platinum Maple Leaf coin was available in 1/20 ounce, 1/10 ounce, ¼ ounce, ½ ounce and 1 ounce sizes. The Royal Canadian Mint stopped manufacturing the platinum Maple Leaf in 2002, and it was relaunched again in 2009, but only in the 1 Ounce size.
The Royal Canadian Mint manufactures the Canadian Maple Leaf series, and the series is one of the most popular precious metals products available in the market today. The Maple Leaf coin series is available in gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The Canadian Maple Leaf coin is the official platinum maple coin of Canada, and the 1 Ounce coin has a face value of $50 Canadian Dollars.
The Platinum Maple Leaf coin features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the front.
The reverse of the coin features an image of a Canadian Maple Leaf. Each of the Canadian Maple Leaf coins available, in gold, silver, platinum and palladium, features the same design. The Canadian Maple Leaf platinum coin is 99.99% fine, which is the highest purity platinum coin that is currently available in the market. Recent versions of the platinum Maple Leaf coin feature a micro-laser engraved image of a Maple Leaf, which is impossible to copy and deters counterfeiting.
Platinum Maple Leafs are very popular with investors looking to buy platinum coins. The coins are available individually, or in tubes of twenty pieces, which also makes them popular with clients looking to buy platinum coins in larger quantities. Due to the low premium on these coins and their popularity worldwide make the platinum Maple Leaf the most popular platinum coin available in the precious metals retail market.