The 2016 Monkey Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin combines some of the most in-demand coin features in the world right now. Lunar-themed coins are extremely popular, and the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is an annual best-seller in the precious metals marketplace. Today on Silver.com you can purchase the 2016 Monkey Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin with a reverse proof striking.
- Coins ship in individual flips or sealed mint tubes of 25 courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Bears a 2016 Year of the Monkey privy mark.
- Features the iconic sugar maple leaf design.
- Struck in reverse proof for a brilliant visual appearance.
These 2016 Monkey Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins are not your typical Maple Leaf coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. First and foremost, each of these coins includes a limited-edition privy mark to the lower left of the sugar maple leaf design.
Honoring the Year of the Monkey on the reverse face is the image of a small monkey, featured in left-profile relief. Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins struck with a privy mark are typically limited to a maximum mintage of 300,000 coins in total, making these 2016 Monkey Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins hard to find.
On top of everything else, these coins are struck as reverse proof specimens. In a reverse proof striking, the design fields of the coin (for example, the sugar maple leaf) are finished with a deeply-mirrored appearance, while the background field has a strong, frosted visual appeal.
The reverse face of the coin bears the image of the sugar maple leaf in the center, with the monkey privy featured in the bottom left. On the obverse face of the coin you’ll find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this is the third-generation image of Her Majesty to feature on Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins.
The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the foremost minting facilities in the world. Founded in 1908 by the British, the facility includes coining presses in Ottawa and Winnipeg.
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