The 21st century had arrived and the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf was showing signs of life that had eluded the Royal Canadian Mint’s premier silver bullion coin collection. After lackluster performance throughout the 1990s, the 2000s started on a better foot with a mintage figure higher than half of the years in the 1990s. Right now, 2000 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coins are currently available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in protective plastic!
- Thirteenth release year of Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins!
- Mintage total of 403,652 coins in 2000!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Obverse side depicts Queen Elizabeth II in a third-generation portrait.
- Reverse side of the coins includes the sugar maple leaf design.
Heading into the 21st century, silver prices had remained steadily higher than the early 1990s. Prices began to rise in 1991, but held steady in the mid-$5 range throughout most of the decade for an annual average. In 2000, the annual average price of silver per ounce was actually slightly lower than the previous decade, holding a steady price average of $4.95 per ounce.
The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin retreated from a high mintage year in 1999 to sell just 403,652 coins in 2000. Much of the 1990s was marked by low mintage figures, with 1990 and 1993 offering high-water marks of 1.709 million and 1.113 million, respectively. With 1.229 million coins sold in 1999, it appeared the Silver Maple Leaf might carry that rally into the 21st century. However, mintage fell to one-quarter of the 1999 mintage with the release of the 2000 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf.
On the obverse of the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf you’ll always find the effigy of the reigning monarch from England. In the case of the Silver Maple Leaf from 2000, it’s the third-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed by Dora de Pedery-Hunt in 1990, it captures the image of Her Majesty at 64 years old.
The reverse of the 2000 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin features the sugar maple leaf design. Created by Walter Ott in 1979, this iconic image has appeared across the Canadian Maple Leaf series from the gold and silver coins to the platinum and palladium options.
Founded in Ottawa in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint is the official sovereign mint of Canada. The mint operates its original facility in Ottawa, supported by a newer facility opened in Winnipeg in the 1980s.
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