The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is a silver bullion coin issued annually by the government of Canada. The coin has been minted by the Royal Canadian Mint since 1988. The face value of the 1 oz coin is 5 Canadian dollars, the highest among international silver bullion coins. The purity is 99.99% silver, also the highest among other silver bullion coin issues.
Current Prices (informational only
- One ounce coin – $[metal_price metal=”silver” “unit”=”ounce” weight=”1″ plus=”3″]
- 20 coin roll – $[metal_price metal=”silver” “unit”=”ounce” weight=”20″ plus=”3″]
- Sealed Box of 500 coins – $[metal_price metal=”silver” “unit”=”ounce” weight=”500″ plus=”3″]
Silver Maple Leaf Coin Design
The coin was designed by Arnold Machin. The obverse features a gracefully aging Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse usually features a maple leaf and generally consists of 1 troy ounce (31.1 g) of silver. Annual variations for the coins in past have included proof releases (1989 only), privy marks, a different design and colored maple leaf, holographic enhancements and several occasion designs, such as a 2009 issue commemorating the 2010 Winter Olympics.
The one universal element in all silver maple leaf coins is the phrase “Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur” on the reverse of the coin.