Because of its scarcity in Earth’s crust, only a few hundred tonnes are produced annually, and given its important uses, it is highly valuable and is a major precious metals commodity. Platinum bars are produced in gram and troy ounce sizes, ranging from the smallest bars (1 gram) to the largest bars (10 oz or occasionally 1 kg). Most platinum bars, similar to gold bars ship with assay certificates, which are certifications of the bars purity, weight, and mint of production.


American Eagle Platinum Coins The American Platinum Eagle. Introduced in 1997 as the third installment in the American Eagle series behind the Gold Eagle and Silver Eagle. In 2008, the bullion Platinum Eagle was suspended as the US Mint redirected bullion coin efforts toward meeting the sky-high demand for the Gold Eagle and Silver Eagle coins. The Proof Platinum Eagle continued through the depths of the Great Recession, but only as a 1 Troy oz coin. The bullion coin returned 2014, was skipped in 2015, and has now been issued annually again since 2016. As with the Proof Platinum Eagle though, the bullion Platinum Eagle is now also available only in 1 Troy oz. Face Value: $10, $25, $50, $100 Minted: 1997-Current Weights: 1 oz

Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf Coins The Platinum Maple Leaf coins feature 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum and feature a face value of $50 (CAD). The RCM issued the Platinum Maple Leaf from 1988 to 2002 with four weights available that included 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz options. From 2003 to 2008, the Platinum Maple Leaf was suspended. Returning to regular production in 2009, the Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf now features just a 1 oz coin. Face Value: $50.00, Canadian Minted: 1988-Current Weights: 1 oz.

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