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




LOT OF 4 1 TROY OZ SILVER COIN CANADA MAPLE LEAF 2012 5 DOLLAR 9999
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2016 CANADA AUTUMN RADIANCE MURANO MAPLE LEAF 5 OZ FINE SILVER COIN
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Fine Silver Canadian 5 Dollar coin 1 oz 9999 silver Maple Leaf
Fine Silver Canadian 5 Dollar coin 1 oz 9999 silver Maple Leaf
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2017 CANADIAN SILVER MAPLE LEAF 5 COIN BU 1 OZ 9999 FINE SILVER BULLION
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2015 Canada 20 The Canadian Maple Leaf Maple Leaf Shape 9999 Fine Silver Coin
2015 Canada 20 The Canadian Maple Leaf Maple Leaf Shape 9999 Fine Silver Coin
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APOCALYPSE MAPLE LEAF 2016 1 oz Pure Silver Coin Black Ruthenium  24KT Gold
APOCALYPSE MAPLE LEAF 2016 1 oz Pure Silver Coin Black Ruthenium 24KT Gold
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2011 CANADA MAPLE LEAF 5 DOLLAR PROOF SILVER 9999 1 OZ COIN
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RCM 9999 5 One Ounce Silver Maple Leaf Coin FACTORY SEALED 1993
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2016 MAPLE LEAF SILHOUETTE CANADA GEESE 9999 PURE SILVER COIN
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2004 Maple Leaf 5 Coin Privy Mark Set 9999 Silver Reverse Proof w Box
2004 Maple Leaf 5 Coin Privy Mark Set 9999 Silver Reverse Proof w Box
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WHITE TAILED DEER LITTLE WILD ONES WILDLIFE 2016 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Coin
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2016 Canadian Maple Leaf Big Foot Privy 1 oz 9999 Silver Reverse Proof Coin
2016 Canadian Maple Leaf Big Foot Privy 1 oz 9999 Silver Reverse Proof Coin
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