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.
The Australian Koala is the only legal tender, pure platinum bullion coin to carry a different design each year. It is also the only platinum bullion coin with a pre-announced, limited mintage.
Authorized by Congress in 1985 and first minted in 1986, American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins are minted according to the durable, 22-karat standard established for circulating gold coinage 350 years ago. Each coin contains its full, stated weight of pure gold, which by law, must be taken from newly mined sources in America. The balance consists of silver and copper, added to increase the coin’s durability.