The Platinum Maple Leaf is the .9995 pure platinum bullion coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. First produced in 1988, it was minted yearly until 1999 when the rising cost of platinum caused a decrease in demand. The coin was produced one other year in 2002. In 2009 the Royal Canadian Mint announced that they will once again begin producing the 1 ounce Platinum Maple Leaf.
Each 2018 1 oz Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf Coin in this listing is available to you in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, although you may notice a range of minor flaws. The coins may have flaws that range from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks as a result of the coining process.
The Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf coin is part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Maple Leaf Series, which includes the gold bullion coin which debuted in 1979, as well as the silver and palladium versions of the coin offered in addition to these platinum coins. The Platinum Maple Leaf was originally available in five different sizes that included the 1 oz platinum coin and four fractional weights.
On the obverse of the 2018 1 oz Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf Coin you’ll find the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s portrait features on all Canadian coinage, with this design representing the fourth-generation design used on Canadian coins. It was designed by Susanna Blunt, a Canadian artist, in 2003 for use on Canadian bullion and circulation coinage.
The reverse of all Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf Coins includes the famous image of the sugar maple leaf. The official emblem of Canada, the maple leaf appears on the national flag and is surrounded on the coins by engravings of the nation of issue, weight, metal content, and purity. Each of these coins features the new Bullion DNA security feature of Canadian coins, a first in the Platinum Maple Leaf issue.
Bullion DNA is marked by the presence of the micro-engraved laser maple leaf privy mark. Within this mark is a two-digit code visible only under magnification that denotes the year of issue for the coin. Each of these marks is scanned, coded, and stored with the Royal Canadian Mint to validate the authenticity of the coins.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask First National Bullion’s customer service is available at (800) 745-7979, online using our live chat, and via our email address.