Featuring Susanna Blunt’s 2003 effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side, the 1 oz platinum maple leaf is a beautiful coin in high demand. The obverse side details the year of issuance and the coin’s face value, $50 CAD. The reverse features Walter Ott’s famous maple leaf design, complete with realistic texturing that makes the artwork come to life. Over the years, the coin’s obverse design has evolved to portray the Queen at different stages of her life, with new designs issued in 1990 and then 2009. No coins were produced between 2003 and 2008.
The platinum maple leaf series was first introduced in 1988, gaining acclaim and interest from both the precious metals industry and investors due to its high metal purity and the advanced manufacturing processes for which the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is known.
The RCM has introduced modern anti-counterfeiting and quality control measures to platinum maple leaf coins. These measures include radial lines on the obverse and reverse sides and a micro-laser engraved maple leaf on the reverse, making 1 oz platinum maple leaf coins exceptionally secure.
These coins are struck with 0.9995 fine platinum, a precious metal significantly rarer than both gold and silver. Each 1 oz platinum Maple Leaf coin is backed and guaranteed by the Canadian government. These coins are also eligible for purchase within a precious metal IRA, allowing investors to contribute towards their retirement savings while owning a beautiful, valuable and collectible precious metal coin at the same time.
- One troy ounce of 99.95% pure platinum, a metal rarer and tougher than both silver and gold
- High-tech anti-counterfeiting measures and world-class manufacturing processes from the RCM
- Legal tender in Canada and eligible in a precious metal IRA
- Weight and platinum content backed by the Canadian government