This 2018 $200 extraordinary sculpted maple leaf coin shines with pride for the 30th anniversary of the Mint’s Platinum Maple Leaf. What better shape than a maple leaf to celebrate the hallmark brand that has reigned as the international standard for purity and integrity since this iconic maple leaf first took the bullion world by storm, and then rose to unparalleled success with the PML in 1988. Its iconic logo is the centrepiece of this design, and it’s selectively plated with platinum to deliver a spectacular two-tone effect to this leaf extravaganza showcasing Canada’s most recognized emblem that will fill any collection with pride! Only 450 coins available worldwide. HST/GST exempt.
Canadian artist Joel Kimmel has created a visually striking design incorporating the Platinum Maple Leaf’s (PML) iconic logo, and the Queen’s effigy that was in circulation when the PML was introduced in 1988. Selectively plated in platinum, they deliver an eye-catching contrast to the gold maple leaf-shaped coin. The $200 face value, double date (1988-2018) and 30 YEARS/ANS appear on reverse with a background pattern of subtle maple leaves that shimmer in the light, while The Queen’s 1988 effigy appears on the obverse against finely engraved details that bring added dimension and texture to the sculpted, three-dimensional leaf.
The maple leaf’s serrated edges and distinctive veining are recreated thanks to meticulous engraving, which remains faithful to the SML’s design but also adds a touch of natural beauty to all three sizes of leaves—including the coin itself.