Each palladium Maple Leaf coin prominently features Canada's national symbol, the maple leaf, on the coin's reverse, and an updated portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt on the obverse side. The coin is struck in pure .9995 fine palladium at the Royal Canadian Mint and carries a face value of 50 Canadian dollars.
Each coin is manufactured to meet the high quality standards of the Royal Canadian Mint, and the weight, purity and face value of each coin are all guaranteed by the Canadian government.
The Royal Canadian Mint introduced platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coins in the same year as the silver Maple Leaf. Each coin is 99.95% fine. The reverse (back) depicts a Maple leaf, the national symbol of Canada. The reverse also lists the name of the country and the amount and purity of the gold.
Silver Canadian Maple Leafs are renowned the world over as silver bullion coins for their 99.99% silver purity. The coin's reverse (back) depicts a Maple Leaf, the national symbol of Canada, from which the coin derives its name.