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)

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2013 Canada 25th Anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf 999 Silver 5 oz Coin
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1 oz Fine Silver Coin Maple Leaf Reflection 2015
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1989 Canada 5 Five Dollars 999 Maple Leaf Silver BU Queen Elizabeth II Coin
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Canada 1 oz 9999  Fine Silver Coin 25th Anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf
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2014 Canada 5 Silver Maple Leaf 1oz 9999 Fine Silver Coin Royal Canadian Mint
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2016 DC Superman 1oz 9999 Fine Silver 5 Canada Coin Maple Leaf Privy
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1999 Fall Maple Leaf 1 Ounce 999 Silver Canada GORGEOUS World of Color 5 Coin
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2011 Royal Canadian Mint 1000 Fine Silver Coin Maple Leaf Forever
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2015 Canada 20 Maple Leaf Shaped 1 oz Silver Proof Coin w OGP
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2004 2005 4 Coin Proof Legacy of Liberty 999 Silver Maple Leaf Set Poppy Canada
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2018 5 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Lunar Dog Privy Coin 9999 Fine BU
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