Palladium Maple Leaf coins by the Royal Canadian Mint offer the palladium investors the option of government mint-issued palladium investment coins. Prior to the Palladium Maple Leaf coins’ release, 1-oz Credit Suisse and 1-oz PAMP palladium bars were investors’ only viable options.
Palladium Maple Leaf coins contain one ounce of 99.95% pure palladium and are $50 legal tender coins in Canada. (The RCM’s 1-oz Gold Maple Leafs also carry a $50 face value.)
Palladium Maple Leaf coins were the first palladium coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint and are presently the easiest legal tender palladium coins to buy in the US market. Palladium Maple Leaf coins are individually sealed in thermatron, in strips of ten coins.
Palladium Maple Leaf coins introduced
The first run of Palladium Maple Leaf coins were limited to 40,000 and were dated 2005 (minted early November 2005). This means that 2005-dated Palladium Maple Leaf coins probably will turn out to be a small mintage relative to years during which the coins will be minted for twelve months. Therein lies a unique opportunity for the palladium investment community.
Although the Royal Canadian Mint introduced Palladium Maple Leafs to go after the investment community’s interest in palladium coins, because only 40,000 of the 2005-dated coins were minted they could become collectibles. The operative words are “could be” because there is not a good history of palladium coins appealing to collectors
If you would like to discuss buying RCM palladium coins, call 800-528-1380. We take calls 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays. For more information about doing business with CMI Gold & Silver Inc., visit our page Doing Business with CMIGS.