Fractional Coin Set for 30th Anniversary of Platinum Maple Leaf

by CoinNews.net on September 21, 2018 · 0 comments

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Platinum Maple Leaf, the Royal Canadian Mint is offering a set of fractional coins that share a unique design of three maple leaves.

2018 $300 30th Anniversary Platinum Maple Leaf - Reverse

This image shows the reverse or tails side of a 2018 $300 30th Anniversary Platinum Maple Leaf. All coins of the set share the same major design elements.

Included in the fractional set are 99.95% platinum coins that range in denomination and weight from $30 at 16 grams to $300 at 1.16 grams.

"In 1988, we introduced the newest member of our bullion family: the Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf coin. Thirty years later, Canada’s annual platinum issue is still recognized as one of the purest in the world," the Royal Canadian Mint states.

"The four coins in this 30th anniversary set share the same precisely engraved design of not one but three iconic maple leaves, which are carefully arranged to symbolize three decades of history that are forever preserved in 99.95% pure platinum," the Mint adds.

Designed by Jesse Koreck, around the maple leaves are inscriptions of CANADA, the double dates 1988 and 2018, the purity level 9995, PLATINUM, coin weights of "1 OZ, 1/2 OZ, 1/4 OZ, or 1/10 OZ, and PLATINE. A special 30 anniversary privy mark and the artist’s initials of JK complete the image.

Platinum Maple Leaf Coin Specifications

  $300 Coin $150 Coin $75 Coin $30 Coin
Composition 99.95% pure platinum
Finish reverse proof
Weight (g) 31.16 15.59 7.8 3.13
Diameter (mm) 30 25 20 16
Edge serrated
Obverse Artist Arnold Machin
Reverse Artist Jesse Koreck

 

Obverses of each coin feature the Arnold Machin effigy of Queen Elizabeth II that appeared on all Canadian coins issued in 1988, the debut year of the Platinum Maple Leaf.

2018 $300 30th Anniversary Platinum Maple Leaf Coin - Obverse

The obverse or heads side of a 2018 $300 30th Anniversary Platinum Maple Leaf

ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA and the coin’s legal tender face value are inscribed around the likeness.

Ordering

30th Anniversary Platinum Maple Leaf Fractional Sets may be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. Only 400 sets are available.

30th Anniversary Platinum Maple Leaf Fractional Set and Packaging

Case and coins of the 30th Anniversary Platinum Maple Leaf Fractional Set

Coins ships inside a Royal Canadian Mint-branded wooden presentation case.

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