The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is among the most popular coins in the world today. Sharing design features with the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf, the official silver bullion coin of Canada is sought after by investors and collectors alike with each new annual release. Right now the 2016 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin is available with a gilded 24-karat gold finish on Silver.com.
- 24-karat gold layering applied to the iconic sugar maple leaf design.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Bears the Maple Leaf on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is similar to many other popular bullion coins available around the globe in that it features the same designs on the obverse and reverse each year. The Canadian Maple Leaf program debuted in 1979 with a gold coin from the Royal Canadian Mint, and the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf was introduced in 1988.
Each 2016 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf available to you today is a gilded specimen. Gilded coins are standard silver bullion products with a layer of 24-karat gold applied to the primary design sets to create a brilliant visual finish. In this case, the 24-karat gold is found only on the sugar maple leaf design.
The 2016 Silver Canadian Maple Leafs in this listing have a Brilliant Uncirculated grade. BU coins show no signs of wear and tear, but do exhibit minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and/or contact marks.
On the reverse side you’ll find the sugar maple leaf design, along with engravings that note the nation of issue, purity, metal content, and weight of the coin. You’ll also notice the micro-laser engraved radial lines and maple leaf security privy that are now standard security measures on all Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins.
The obverse features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this is the third version of Her Majesty’s effigy to appear on the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin since 1988.
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