Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf Coin

Even though gold and silver coins have been more popular, coins like the Palladium Maple Leaf also offer a way to both collect coins and invest for the future. Continue reading to learn more about this beautiful palladium coin and see if it is the best coin for your collection.


Front / Obverse

Like other coins in the maple leaf series, the front side shows a portrait of Britain’s reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II. Also on the front side are the coin’s face value and the year it was produced.
Designer: Susanne Blunt

Rear / Reverse

The back side of this palladium coin shows Canada’s national symbol, the maple leaf. This leaf is also on the back of the gold, silver and platinum maple leaf coins.



The success of the other bullion coins in the Maple Leaf coin series inspired the Royal Canadian Mint to produce a palladium coin for the series. It was first minted in 2005, but the coin did not prove to be popular right at the start.

During the recession, however, the Palladium Maple Leaf became more desirable because of their stable value. These coins were the first palladium coins in the world to be guaranteed by a government mint.