Platinum bullion coins like the Canadian Maple Leaf offer security, unmatched purity and are very collectible. Like gold and silver, platinum is a precious metal many are seeking during an unstable economy. As the first platinum bullion coin that was widely available, the Canadian Maple Leaf sets the standard for investing in platinum.

Continue reading for some quick facts, investment insight and a brief history of the 1-ounce Canadian Maple Leaf platinum bullion coin.

Canadian Maple Leaf Platinum Bullion Coin - Quick Facts and Brief History

Type Bullion (Investment)
Mintage From 1988-2001, 2009-present by the Royal Canadian Mint
Weights / Denominations 1 troy ounce
Front Design The Maple Leaf's (platinum) front design is a replica of the Canadian mint's most popular series of coins. The obverse design includes a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with an inscription of her majesty's name across the top. The coin's face value and year of issue appears across the bottom.
Rear Design Much like other coins in the Maple Leaf series, the reverse side of the Canadian platinum coin includes Canada's national symbol, the maple leaf, as well as ".9995" and "Fine Platinum" on the sides and across the bottom.
Brief History Canadian Maple Leaf platinum bullion coins were initially issued by the Royal Canadian Mint to complement their gold and silver coins. It's in fact the first widely available platinum bullion coin and the standard by which other platinum coins are compared. Initially minted from 1988 to 2001, the Canadian mint resumed production in 2009 due to extraordinary interest.
Why Buy? Platinum bullion coins like the Canadian Maple Leaf represent an opportunity to further diversify your investments. Like gold and silver, platinum offers refuge from economic uncertainty and inflation. Additionally, Canadian Maple Leaf platinum coins can be included in a self-directed IRA. Weight and purity is guaranteed by the Canadian government.
Platinum Bullion Content 1 Troy Ounce
Other Specifications

1 troy ounce Canadian Maple Platinum bullion coin

  • Diameter = 30 mm (1.18 in.)

  • Thickness = 2.62 mm (0.103 in.)

  • Gross Weight = 1-Troy Ounce (31.103 grams)

  • Face Value ($50 Canadian)

Platinum bullion coins like the Canadian Maple Leaf represent an easy, unique way to invest in precious metals and save for retirement. Their weight and purity alone guarantee a solid investment, especially considering current economic conditions. Continue browsing to learn more about investing in platinum bullion - and if you’re interested in buying platinum coins for your portfolio, cruise on over to Provident Metals for current prices and availability.