The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is the official silver bullion coin of Canada. Struck each year with the same design on the obverse and reverse, the Royal Canadian Mint occasionally adds special privy marks to honor Canadian wildlife or, more recently, the Zodiac. Right now, the 2016 Monkey Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin is available as a perfect reverse-proof specimen on Silver.com.
- Features a unique reverse-proof finish.
- Bears a Monkey Privy for the Zodiac Series.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated as an Early Release coin.
Each of these 2016 Monkey Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins is a perfect PF70 according to the NGC. Coins with this certification exhibit full, original mint luster and are devoid of any detracting flaws, such as contact marks, hairlines, or blemishes.
As an Early Release product, these coins had to meet certain criteria to earn the designation. For the NGC to issue this designation, the coins had to arrive at an NGC depository or approved facility within the first 30 days of the release date as set by the Royal Canadian Mint.
These coins are all reverse proof specimens. Rather than featuring a deeply-mirrored, clear background and a matte finish on the design set, these coins have deeply-mirrored design features and a strong, frosted background.
On the reverse of each coin you’ll find the sugar maple leaf, the official emblem of the nation of Canada. The Monkey Privy is featured to the lower left of the maple leaf design, and depicts a playful monkey in left-profile relief.
The obverse of the coin bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, a Canadian artist, it is the third generation image of the Queen on Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins since their 1988 introduction.
Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint quickly became one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality silver and gold bullion products. Today it has two facilities, in the federal capital of Ottawa and a newer facility in Winnipeg.
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