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Platinum Coins & Bars

Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf Coins
Platinum Coins and Bars

Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf Coins

Denomination: $50 (1oz), $20 (1/2 oz), $10 (1/4 oz ), $5 (1/10 oz), $2 (1/15 oz), $1 (1/20 oz); Composition: .9995 Platinum; Issued: 1988 to 1999 although not all sizes issued every year.
All selections are "Dates Our Choice."

Along with the Gold Maple Leaf, the Platinum Maple Leaf has become one of the world's most popular platinum coins. Platinum is a much rarer metal than gold, and the number of countries coining platinum for the bullion market is smaller than that for gold. All platinum maple leafs show and image of a maple leaf on one side and Queen Elizabeth on the other side. Fractional sizes come sealed in plastic from the mint.

What started out as a simple program of issuing bullion coins has led to the release of some of our rarest modern coins. Some of the platinum coins are believed to have had a mintage of 1200 coins or less, making date collecting a difficult if not impossible challenge. As no attention was paid to the mintage figures during release, these low mintage coins could potentially have been shipped anywhere in the world, and sold to investors who don't know about the low mintage dates. Therefore a lot of these low mintage dates are largely permanently off the market, or being held as speculation lots by a selected few. Many believe platinum to be the precious metal of the future, as currently more than 20,000 different consumer products require platinum for their production. Premiums over the price of platinum increase each time the size of the coin gets smaller. And, damaged or unsealed coins trade at lower prices. One ounce coins do not come sealed.

Please note that we, as a rule, DO NOT sell maple leafs by date because we usually only have the current year in stock. Anyone interested in older maple leafs might send us a Want List and we will attempt to acquire the desired years. Prices will be anywhere between 10% and 25% per coin over our current daily rate for our added handling fee.

These are bullion coins based on Platinum at U$1,200.00/oz. and an exchange rate of 1.12 with prices subject to change in accord with the markets and without notice. Please consider these prices as a close indicator of pricing for estimation purposes only. All bullion items purchased with credit cards incur a 2% surcharge. For current buying and selling prices, ordering and selling instructions, a Frequently Asked Question List, and useful forms, please visit our comprehensive Bullion Coins and Bars website, updated M-F (

The following table includes information on availability and mintages for the various years and sizes.

Year 1/20th oz. 1/15th oz. 1/10th oz. 1/4th oz. 1/2 oz. 1 oz. Price
1988      46,000  87,200  23,600  26,000  On Request 
1989      18,000  3,200  4,800  10,000  On Request 
1990      9,000  1,600  2,600  31,900  On Request 
1991      13,000  7,200  5,600  31,900  On Request 
1992      16,000  11,600  12,800  40,500  On Request 
1993  2,120    14,020  8,048  6,022  17,666  On Request 
1994  4,260  1,500  19,190  9,456  6,710  36,245  On Request 
1995  460    8,940  6,524  6,308  25,819  On Request 
1996  1,640    8,820  6,160  5,490  62,273  On Request 
1997  1,340    7,050  4,552  3,990  25,480  On Request 
1998  2,000    5,710  3,816  5,486  10,403  On Request 
1999  4,000    4,080  2,092  788  3,248  On Request 
All prices shown in Canadian Dollars