The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins are available from the Royal Canadian Mint on an annual basis. Part of the Maple Leaf collection that features a Gold Maple Leaf, Platinum Maple Leaf, and Palladium Maple Leaf, the Silver Maple Leaf coin was the first to enter the collection after the gold coin debuted in 1979. The 2001 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you packaged in protective plastic!
- Fourteenth release year for the Royal Canadian Mint’s Silver Maple Leaf!
- Mintage total of 398,563 coins in 2001!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by Canada.
- Obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse captures Walter Ott’s original sugar maple leaf design.
In 2001, economic markets had recovered somewhat from the DotCom bubble burst and the unfounded fears of Y2K. Investors were turning away from precious metals, and the price of silver fell on average for the first time in a decade. Throughout most of the 1990s, silver prices averaged roughly $5.20 per year. In 2001, silver averaged $4.37 per ounce for the year.
Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins had hit a recent high in 1999 with the striking and release of 1.229 million coins. However, in 2000 the coins fell back to just over 400,000 coins, roughly one-fourth of the previous year. The 2001 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin had a minuscule drop in mintage, coming in at 398,563 coins in total.
On the reverse of the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is the iconic national symbol of Canada. The first people to use the maple leaf as an emblem for Canada were French settlers in the 1700s. By 1836, a newspaper in Lower Canada called Le Canadien suggested the maple leaf was the ideal emblem for the region. Today it appears on the official bullion coin collection, and countless other public and private seals or symbols.
The obverse of the 2001 Silver Maple Leaf coin has a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief. This design is the most regal and elegant you’ll find on Canadian coins. It is the only one to feature the Queen wearing a larger, more ornate crown with earrings and a necklace. Many of these elements are toned down in other versions of Her Majesty’s portrait for Canadian coinage past and present.
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