Introduced in 1988, the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf was the world’s first-ever .9999 fine silver bullion coin. Just one year after it was introduced, the series featured its first-ever privy mark on one of the coins. Since that time, countless privy mark releases have featured in the series. Today, 2000 1 oz Fireworks Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leafs are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of an individual plastic flip!
- 13th issue of the Silver Canadian Maple Leafs!
- Initial mintage of 403,652 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- The face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the Canadian government.
- Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse field.
- A sugar maple leaf is shown in the reverse design.
- Fireworks Privy mark included.
After its 1988 introduction, the Silver Maple Leaf featured its first-ever privy mark in 1989. The privy mark honored the 10th anniversary of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Series. The next privy mark wasn’t issued in the series until 1998 when the Royal Canadian Mint celebrated its 90th anniversary in existence.
All of the 2000 1 oz Fireworks Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leafs in this product listing come with individual plastic flips. These coins were issued only in 2000, but represent the second Fireworks Privy release from the Royal Canadian Mint. The mint had previously issued a Fireworks Privy mark on dual-dated 1999 and 2000 versions of the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf. Those coins had dual date marks inside of the oval with the privy mark, while these 2000 Silver Canadian Maple Leafs have a date mark inside of the oval in the privy mark.
Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the obverse side of 2000 Fireworks Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leafs. This right-profile portrait of the Queen shows Her Majesty wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head and was designed in 1990. This bust is the third-generation effigy of the Queen on Canadian coins and the first from a Canadian artist. It was designed in 1990 by Dora de Pedery-Hunt.
A sugar maple leaf is featured on the reverse face of 2000 1 oz Fireworks Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leafs. This sugar maple leaf is a beautiful, natural depiction of the national emblem and was created by Walter Ott in 1979. The sugar maple leaf has long been a symbol of the nation and features prominently on the Canadian national flag.
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