Platinum is often overlooked as a precious metal by many investors largely because a drop in platinum prices in the early 21st century led many mints to abandon their platinum lineups in favor of focusing on gold and silver. Today though, platinum is increasing again in popularity and there are many options for those looking to buy into this metal.
The Platinum Maple Leaf debuted in 1988 with four options for investors to choose from that included a 1 oz, oz, and 1/10 oz coin in addition to these oz Canadian Platinum Maple Leafs. From 1988 until 2002, the Royal Canadian Mint issued the coins in this oz weight. The coins were suspended in 2002 and not reintroduced until 2009, at which point there was only a 1 oz coin available.