Maple Leaf 1 oz. palladium coin of the year 2005. It is the reference coin of the Royal Canadian Mint, since it has the national symbol of the country.
Probably the best known coin of the Royal Canadian Mint, because its design is the national symbol of the country: the maple leaf. The Maple Leaf palladium coin was first launched in 2005 and has been a great success ever since.
On the cross we can see a large maple leaf whose bas-relief design is detailed and meticulous, as all its nerves and branches can be differentiated. Despite its simplicity, it is quite beautiful. There is a fundamental difference with the silver and gold editions: the background is much more sober, as it has no motif and is totally smooth, reminding even of the stem of an oak tree due to the distribution of its dark tones. Just below the central motif is another small maple leaf, inside which is the date of issue of the coin.
On the face of the 2005 Maple Leaf palladium coin we find the face of Queen Elizabeth II, with magnificent details in the curls of her hair and the earring and necklace. The background is the same as that of the cross.
The edge has a simple grooved design, formed by regularly arranged horizontal lines.
The 2005 Maple Leaf palladium coin weighs 31 grams and has a diameter of 33 millimetres. Its face value is 50 Canadian dollars and it is a legal tender in the country.