The Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf is the official bullion Palladium coin of Canada. It is issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in .9995 purity. The coins have legal tender status in Canada, but as is often the case with bullion coins, the face values of these coins is lower than the market price of the material they are made from.
Each maple leaf coin has been minted from 1 troy ounce of the finest 99.95% pure palladium. It measures 33 mm in diameter and 2.87 mm in width. Individual coins currently have a face value at 50 Canadian dollars.
The front of the coin features the maple leaf, which has become a symbol of peace and tolerance across Canada. While the reverse side honors its former British affiliation with an engraved portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.