A palladium coin is made of the rare silver-white transition metal palladium.
The Royal Canadian Mint has released palladium maple leaves since 2005. These coins are made from pure .9995 percent palladium and are legal tender in Canada. Sierra Leone was the first country to issue palladium coins in 1966. Since then, other countries have also begun to produce them, including Canada, the Soviet Union, and Australia. A great number of these were, in fact, special commemorative coins.
Just like other maple leaf coins, the features on the Palladium Maple Leaf Coin reflect the themes of peace and tolerance. Canada’s national symbol, the maple leaf, is featured on the front of the coin.
Also, it honors its British legacy on the reverse with an engraved portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Although it has a simple design, closer inspection of these images reveals careful attention to detail. Collectors are sure to appreciate the skillful engraving required to capture every element of the design, from the intricate vein pattern of the maple leaf to HRM’s uncanny expression.
- This 1 oz bar contains .9995 fine palladium.
- The Royal Canadian Mint issued this coin.
- Has a face value of $50.
- Featuring the popular Maple Leaf design.
- Weight: 1 troy ounce.
- Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint
- Series: Canadian Maple leaf
- Face value: 50
- Purity: .9995
- Thickness: 2.87 mm
- Diameter: 33 mm
- Edge design: Reeded
- Packaging type: Plastic Flip
- CoA: No
- Condition: Uncirculated
More About Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coin
The Royal Canadian Mint issued the Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf Coin for the first time in November of 2005. It enjoyed a limited mintage until 2007, and briefly again in 2009 to give it one of the shortest production runs in Canadian history.
Due to its limited availability, we recommend customers order the Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf Coin since it will be one of the privileged few to own such a piece of history.