Originally known as the Royal Mint’s Ottawa Branch, the Royal Canadian Mint opened its doors in 1908. A gold sovereign with a C-mint logo was the first coin struck at the mint. Since then, their minting process has been continuously optimized by the Canadian Mint, taking us to today where the mint is renowned internationally for its impeccable craftsmanship and high quality coins.
Once again, the 2021 Platinum Maple bears on its obverse the side profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. ELIZABETH II “is engraved above the illustration and the monetary denomination, as well as the year, is below it.”
The reverse of this year’s Platinum Maple shows the same maple leaf design found on the popular silver and gold maple leaf. Below the maple leaf are the words “FINE PLATINUM 1OZ PLATINE PUR” as well as the Royal Canadian Mint’s security feature. The purity of 9995 can also be seen on the reverse along with the word “CANADA” inscribed on the top off the coin.