Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf

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The Platinum Maple Leaf is a platinum coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint between 1988 and 2002, and reintroduced in 2009 (1 oz only). The coin was offered in 1/20 oz, 1/15 oz (in 1994 only), 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz denominations, all of which are marked as containing .9995 pure platinum. The coins have legal tender status in Canada, but as is often the case with bullion coins, the face values of these coins (C$1, C$2, C$5, C$10, C$20 and C$50) are purely symbolic and do not reflect their true value.

Years Denominations Purity Obverse
1988–1989 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz 9995 39-year-old Queen
1990–1992 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz 9995 64-year-old Queen
1993 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/20 oz 9995
1994 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/15 oz, 1/20 oz 9995
1995–1999 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/20 oz 9995
2002 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/20 oz 9995
2009 1 oz 9995 79-year-old Queen

Note: In 2002, 500 sets of hologram platinum maple leaf coins in all five denominations were the only platinum maple leafs minted that year.

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