The Canada 1 oz. palladium maple leaf common date coin features the iconic symbol of Canada. While the RCM has been minting coins since 1908, it was the introduction of the Maple Leaf bullion coins that first caught the eye of the general public. This design was first used in 1979 for the Gold Maple Leaf coin. Since then, it has been used for silver, platinum and most recently, palladium coins.
Palladium was first discovered by English chemist William H. Wollaston in 1803. Although over two centuries have passed since then, when compared to gold or silver, it is quite new on the scene. Gold was discovered in the region that is now Turkey in about 6000 BC. Silver isn?t much newer, having been discovered at least as far back as 4000 BC. Even platinum, first mentioned in a written account in 1557, is newer than palladium.
By striking the famous Canadian Maple Leaf design in 1 oz. palladium coins, the Royal Canadian Mint recognized the value of this newer precious metal. Although palladium has been used for many commemorative coins throughout the world, the 1 oz. Canadian Maple Leaf coin is one of the few that had the same design from year to year.
The palladium Maple Leaf coin offers an interesting investment for people who enjoy following market trends and industrial uses of precious metals. GMRgold Precious Metals Investment Experts are available to discuss this and other palladium, gold and silver options at 1 (877) 795-9585.