Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin

Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin - click on image to enlarge
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin - click on image to enlarge

General Coin Information

The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin was launched by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1988 and is issued yearly. Each Silver Maple Leaf Coin contains one ounce of 99.99% pure silver.

The Maple Leafs are the purist silver legal tender coins in the world and are guaranteed by the Government of Canada for weight and purity. They are also among the most internationally recognizable coins available in the market today.

Silver Maple Leafs came into being due to the success of its older sister coin with the same design -- the Gold Maple Leaf. (It's birth by demand is similar to story of the Austrian Philharmonic Silver Coin.)

The coin contains one troy ounce of silver, and is generally priced just a few dollars higher than the daily spot for the precious metal. The production level each year is based on demand with recent years experiencing extremely high mintages for the strikes.

Although produced with investors in mind, the coin's beauty has made it a favorite for coin collectors as well. Mintages of the strike were particularly low in 1997 and 1997, which has resulted in higher premiums for these years due to buying pressure from collectors.

Obverse Design

The obverse or heads side of the coin features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and includes the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II", "5 DOLLARS" and year of issue.

Reverse Design

The reverse or tails side of the bullion coin depicts an incredibly detailed maple leaf, which is Canada's national emblem. "CANADA" is inscribed at the top, "9999" to the left and right of the leaf, and the words 'FINE SILVER", "1 OZ" and "ARGENT PUR" underneath it.

Silver Maple Leaf Coin Specifications


Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintmark: N/A
Finish/Condition: BU
Metal Content: 99.99% silver
Weight: 31.104 grams
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Thickness: 2.87 mm
Edge: Reeded
Issue Date: 1988-present
Mintage Limit: Demand driven
Face Value: $5 (CAN)

Maple Leaf Auctions




1998 TIGER PRIVY MARK CANADA 1 OZ 5 SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN RCM SML CN SPECIMEN
1998 TIGER PRIVY MARK CANADA 1 OZ 5 SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN RCM SML CN SPECIMEN
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1999 RABBIT PRIVY MARK CANADA 1 OZ 5 SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN RCM SML CN SPECIMEN
1999 RABBIT PRIVY MARK CANADA 1 OZ 5 SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN RCM SML CN SPECIMEN
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2000 DRAGON PRIVY MARK CANADA 1 OZ 5 SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN RCM SML CN SPECIMEN
2000 DRAGON PRIVY MARK CANADA 1 OZ 5 SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN RCM SML CN SPECIMEN
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2004 PRIVY ARIES 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN WITH COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
2004 PRIVY ARIES 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN WITH COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
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2004 PRIVY TAURUS 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN W COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
2004 PRIVY TAURUS 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN W COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
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2004 PRIVY LIBRA 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN WITH COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
2004 PRIVY LIBRA 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN WITH COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
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2004 PRIVY SAGITTARIUS 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN W COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
2004 PRIVY SAGITTARIUS 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN W COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
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2004 PRIVY GEMINI 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN WITH COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
2004 PRIVY GEMINI 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN WITH COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
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2004 PRIVY CAPRICORN 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN WITH COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
2004 PRIVY CAPRICORN 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN WITH COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
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2004 PRIVY LEO 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN W COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
2004 PRIVY LEO 1 OZ PURE SILVER MAPLE LEAF COIN W COA ONLY 5000 STRUCK
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2013 10 Fine Silver Maple Leaf Canadian Coin with Box and COA
2013 10 Fine Silver Maple Leaf Canadian Coin with Box and COA
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2011 Canada Maple Leaf 9999 Silver 5 Coin 1 oz Troy Five 5 Dollars
2011 Canada Maple Leaf 9999 Silver 5 Coin 1 oz Troy Five 5 Dollars
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