Canada 1 oz Platinum Maple Leaf BU (Random Year)
As low as $79.99 per coin over spot!
The Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf appeals to investors and collectors worldwide for its beauty and purity, with the classic maple leaf design in high quality .9995 Platinum.
- Contains 1 oz of .9995 fine Platinum.
- Multiples of 10 are packaged in mint tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
- Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
- Obverse: Shows the right facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and $50 face value.
- Reverse: Displays a large, single maple leaf with the weight and purity.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
Protect your Platinum Maple Leaf in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.
The Platinum Maple Leaf offers the perfect blend of collectible beauty and investment appeal. Add this popular Platinum bullion coin to your cart today!
Dates on these random year coins will be of our choosing and may or may not vary, determined by stock on hand.
The history of the 1 oz Platinum Maple Leaf coin
The 1 oz Platinum Maple Leaf was added to the Canadian Maple Leaf series of Precious Metals bullion coins in 1988, after the Maple Leaf’s excellent reputation was secured by the Gold Maple Leaf coin. The Royal Canadian Mint initiated production of the Platinum Maple Leaf on Sept. 22, 1988, along with a special striking ceremony for the Platinum Maple Leaf and the Silver Maple Leaf coins. The honor of striking the first of these Canadian coins went to Junichiro Tanaka, president of one of the largest Precious Metals distributor's in Japan, where sales of the Gold Maple Leaf accounted for 70% of all Gold coin sales. From 1988 to 2001, the Royal Canadian Mint had Platinum coins for sale in 1 oz and fractional weights, resuming production in 2009 with only a 1 oz Platinum Maple Leaf available.
Mintage: 1988-2001, 2009-present by the Royal Canadian Mint
Why invest in the 1 oz Platinum Maple Leaf?
Investors buy Canadian 1 oz Platinum Maple Leaf coins and other Royal Canadian Mint bullion coins due to the RCM’s worldwide reputation for quality, innovation and security. All post-2014 Royal Canadian Mint Platinum Maple Leafs include a light diffracting pattern of radial lines and a micro-engraved maple leaf privy mark, which, when magnified, shows the last two digits of the production year. These .9995 fine Platinum Canadian coins are also eligible for Precious Metals IRAs. Investors seek out Platinum coins for sale by the Royal Canadian Mint and other worldwide government mints when they want a Precious Metal that also has an enforceable legal tender face value, thought to be easier to trade in times of crisis.
Why is the 1 oz Platinum Maple Leaf price higher than the spot price of Platinum?
When buying the 1 oz Platinum Maple Leaf, and any Precious Metal coin, you will see two different prices – the spot price of Platinum and the premium price. When you buy Platinum coins for sale, you never pay the Platinum spot price, because that price, which you can see changing by the second, is the base price for unfabricated Platinum. When you buy Platinum Canadian coins (or any bullion coin for that matter), you are paying the premium price which is calculated using the Platinum spot price plus markups for distribution, fabrication, nominal dealer fees and any collector value, if applicable. When you buy Precious Metals, even from the Royal Canadian Mint, the price is always based on the price of the Precious Metal per troy ounce in U.S. dollars.
Canadian Platinum Maple Leafs are the official bullion Platinum coin of Canada.
Are 1 oz Platinum Maple Leafs more expensive outside of Canada? Precious Metals prices, including Canadian coins, are always based on the price per troy ounce in U.S. dollars, so the coins are consistently priced worldwide. This makes holding 1 oz Platinum Maple Leaf coins and other Precious Metal bullion easier because you do not have to worry about varying prices in different markets. You may see Platinum coins for sale priced in different currencies, but these prices are always first set in U.S. dollars and then converted to other currencies. Coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint, and other worldwide mints, may also be sold by the gram or kilo instead of the troy ounce – but the prices are still converted from troy ounce prices in U.S dollars.