The obverse of the Canadian Silver Maple features a right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s portrait on coins released between 1988 and 1989 was designed by Arnold Machin, between 1990 and 2003 by Dora de Padery-Hunt, and 2004 to present by Susanna Blunt. The devices have a proof finish and the field features micro-inscribed radial lines.
Minted annually since 1988 by the government of Canada, the Canadian Maple Leaf silver bullion coin has been one of the most popular silver bullion coins in the world. Among all of the issues of this series, each coin has the phrase "Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur" stamped across the bottom on the back side. Commemorative proof sets have been issued over the years.
- Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
- Type: Bullion (Investment)
- Mintage: Each year since 1988 by the Royal Canadian Mint
- Silver Content: 0.9999 fine silver
- Diameter: 38 mm (1.5 in.)
- Thickness: 3.15 mm (0.1240 in.)
- Weight: 1 troy ounce (155.5g)
- Face Value: $5 (Canadian)
- Coin Highlights:
- Official Silver Bullion Coins of Canada
- Officially released into circulation in 1988
- Among the purest of all Silver Bullion Coins
- Security Features:laser-engraved privy mark and micro-inscribed radial lines
- Contains 1 troy ounces of .9999 pure silver bullion
Canadian Silver Maple bullion coins are among the most trusted of silver bullion coins. Any budget can easily invest in these versatile silver coins. Investors can buy Canadian Maple Leaf silver bullion coins individually or in a box of 500 (bulk pricing applies for most dealers).
During the financial crisis and ongoing recession, demand for Canadian Silver Maple coins has increased dramatically, much like its counterparts from around the world.