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




2014 HORSE PRIVY CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 oz SILVER REVERSE PROOF 5 COIN
2014 HORSE PRIVY CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 oz SILVER REVERSE PROOF 5 COIN
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2003 CANADA HOLOGRAM SILVER MAPLE LEAF SET OGP COA 5 COIN SET 1 20oz 1oz
2003 CANADA HOLOGRAM SILVER MAPLE LEAF SET OGP COA 5 COIN SET 1 20oz 1oz
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2015 SHEEP GOAT PRIVY CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 oz SILVER REVERSE PROOF 5 COIN
2015 SHEEP GOAT PRIVY CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 oz SILVER REVERSE PROOF 5 COIN
$27.00 (18 Bids)
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2016 MONKEY PRIVY CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 oz SILVER REVERSE PROOF 5 COIN
2016 MONKEY PRIVY CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 oz SILVER REVERSE PROOF 5 COIN
$23.50 (18 Bids)
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2016 BIGFOOT PRIVY CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 oz SILVER REVERSE PROOF 5 COIN
2016 BIGFOOT PRIVY CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 oz SILVER REVERSE PROOF 5 COIN
$32.00 (27 Bids)
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CANADA 1998 10th ANNIVERSARY MAPLE LEAF 50 DOLLARS 10oz 999 SILVER COIN NICE
CANADA 1998 10th ANNIVERSARY MAPLE LEAF 50 DOLLARS 10oz 999 SILVER COIN NICE
$400.00
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2017 ROOSTER PRIVY CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 oz SILVER REVERSE PROOF 5 COIN
2017 ROOSTER PRIVY CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 oz SILVER REVERSE PROOF 5 COIN
$24.50 (26 Bids)
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1996 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin MS 68 NGC SKU 80756
1996 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin MS 68 NGC SKU 80756
$89.99
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1989 5 CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 OZ 999 FINE SILVER COIN BU RCMP 7197J
1989 5 CANADA MAPLE LEAF 1 OZ 999 FINE SILVER COIN BU RCMP 7197J
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1988 CANADA MAPLE LEAF 5 MINT SEALED 9999 SILVER COIN NOT MANY SEALED A
1988 CANADA MAPLE LEAF 5 MINT SEALED 9999 SILVER COIN NOT MANY SEALED A
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1988 CANADA MAPLE LEAF 5 MINT SEALED 9999 SILVER COIN NOT MANY SEALED B
1988 CANADA MAPLE LEAF 5 MINT SEALED 9999 SILVER COIN NOT MANY SEALED B
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2015 20 The Canadian Maple Leaf Maple Leaf Shape 9999 Fine Silver Coin
2015 20 The Canadian Maple Leaf Maple Leaf Shape 9999 Fine Silver Coin
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