Live Metal Prices / oz
Gold:
2306.36 USD
Silver:
29.05 USD
Platinum:
952.44 USD
Palladium:
883.79 USD
Rhodium:
5150.00 USD

The Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf Coin - Quick Stats

31 Mar 2019 - Quick Coin Facts

Quick Fact Sheet on the Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coin

If you are looking for a great way to diversify your investments by investing your capital into something that has managed to store and stabilize its value for years, then you need to invest in Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coins. Gold and Silver is often the standard when it comes to bullion type investments but Palladium is worth considering. Currently, it is the most valuable precious metal in the world - one ounce of palladium is worth more than an ounce of gold. It is a relevant addition to a precious metals portfolio.

Mintage

The Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium coin was released recently, in 2005. The Royal Canadian Mint minted the coin from 2005 until 2007, and ceased minting in 2009. Minting resarted again in 2009. The rarity of Palladium as an investment metal intrinsically increases the value of the coin and ensures it’s stability over the long term. There are no more than 1200 Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coins in the world as of today.

Weight and Denomination

The Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coin comes in only one denomination, which is a 1-ounce sized coin. The one troy ounce coin contains 99.95% pure palladium.

Maple Leaf Design

Front Design

The design of the Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coins is similar to that of the Gold and Silver Maple Leaf coins. The front side of the Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coin features a portrait of the British Monarch who is the Head of The Commonwealth and the Canadian Head of State, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the second. The portrait of the Queen was designed by Susanne Blunt, a renowned Canadian Designer, and sculptor. In addition to the queen’s portrait, the front side of the coin also has the coins face value as well as the year of mintage.

Rear Design

Again, like the Canadian Maple Leaf gold, silver, and platinum coins, the palladium version of this coin series features the Canadian National Symbol, the Maple Leaf on the back. 

Brief History of the Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coins

The first ever palladium bullion coins to be issued worldwide were issued in 1966 by Sierra Leone. Apart from Canada, some countries have tried issuing their own palladium coins with a few of these coins being successful, the most notable being the American Palladium Eagle that has a face value of $25. In 2005, the Royal Canadian Mint issued the first ever Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coin. At first, investors were skeptical about the value of palladium as an investment so they were hesitant to invest. During the global economic slowdown in 2008, Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coins increased in value and sparked investor interest in the coins.

Why Buy the Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coins

The price of palladium is remarkable in how it is able to resist economic instability. Due to the high demand for palladium for the automotive industry, the price remains consistent regardless of whether the economy is in a boom or bust period. During a boom, investor confidence sparks increased automotive sales, therefore increasing the demand for the metal. Palladium's performance over the past 10 years indicates just how robust an investment it can be. 

Denominations and Palladium Bullion Content of the Canadian Maple Leaf Bullion Coins

The Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coin comes in only one denomination of one troy ounce. The face value of the coins is $50.

Other Specs of the Canadian Maple Leaf Palladium Coins

 Each coin has a diameter of 33mm with a weight of 1 ounce of .9995 pure palladium. The palladium Maple Leaf has a face value is $50CAD.

 

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