The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is the number-one product each year from the Royal Canadian Mint. Struck on an annual basis in its standard design, there are often special privy marks added to limited runs of the coin in honor of special occasions. The Zodiac Series of Silver Canadian Maple Leafs is currently on its second iteration, and the 2016 Monkey Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is now available on Silver.com.
- 6th release in the latest Zodiac Privy Series from the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Earned a grade of PF69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated as an Early Release coin.
- Features the Monkey privy mark. Struck in brilliant Reverse Proof.
These 2016 Monkey Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins feature a new monkey privy on the lower-left corner of the coin’s reverse face, just below the iconic sugar maple leaf design. As part of the second Zodiac Series, this is the 6th coin released. This series started in 2012 with the Year of the Dragon.
Each 2016 Monkey Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf available right now is a near-perfect proof specimen. The NGC issues a PF69 grade to coins with full, original mint luster that feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws on the surface. These coins are reverse proof products, meaning the design sets have a mirrored, clear finish while the background field is strong and frosted.
As an Early Release coin, these products had to arrive at the NGC depository, or an NGC-approved facility, within the first 30 days of its scheduled release. That release date is set by the Royal Canadian Mint.
On the reverse is the sugar maple leaf design, complete with the monkey privy in the lower left. Engravings on this face include the coin’s purity, metal content, weight, and the nation of issue. The obverse bears the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, a Canadian artist.
If you have any questions about these stunning proofs, please contact Silver.com. Our associates are available at 888-989-7223, online using our live chat, or via email.