Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins
The first one ounce Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin was minted and issued back in 1988 by the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM), the design is a continuation of that was first conceived for the gold maples in 1979. All Silver Maple Leaf coins have a $5 face value to them and have a high silver purity of .9999, which is the highest purity of any silver bullion coin released on the market today. Each silver Maple Leaf weighs in at 31.1 grams or one troy ounce.
The Maple Leaf Design
The coin generally features the maple leaf on the reverse side of the coin and the image of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side. The one universal element on all Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins is the phrase “Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur” which is along the bottom of the obverse side of each coin minted.
The Maple Leaf is one of the most recognisable bullion coins on the market today and one of the most popular. This coin is often the designated choice of collectors not only because of its beauty, but because of the extraordinary purity and high quality strike. There have been many annual variations for the coin in past, this has included a proof release in (1989 only), privy marked coins, coloured maple leaf designs (with a design different from the regular maple leaf), holographic enhancements and several other differing designs, such as a 2009 issue commemorating the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Mintages were particularly low in 1996 and 1997 which has resulted in higher premiums for these years due to buying pressure from collectors. The maple leaf is the national symbol of Canada and has given this coin it so familiar look, Maple Leaf bullion coins are also produced in gold, platinum and palladium.
Silver Maple Mintage Figures
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– For information on the Silver Maple Leaf visit the Royal Canadian Mint.