The Royal Canadian Mint’s official bullion series for the nation is known as the Canadian Maple Leaf, and among those coins the Silver Maple Leaf is arguably the most popular for its beautiful design, impressive purity, and diversity of options. The 2005 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is currently available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you within protective plastic!
- Eighteenth issue year of the Silver Maple Leaf coins!
- Mintage total of 955,694 coins in 2005!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by Canada.
- Susanna Blunt’s image of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse.
- Walter Ott’s sugar maple leaf design is on the reverse.
The Gold Maple Leaf coin from the Royal Canadian Mint may be the longest-running option in the program and offers the same level of purity, at .9999 fine gold, as its silver counterpart. However, the availability and diversity of the Silver Maple Leaf coins have made them ideal for use in numerous release options.
On top of offering the 2005 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coins, the RCM issued the Silver Maple Leaf with at least four privy mark options. The Dutch Tulip option commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands during World War II. The Victory in Europe privy celebrated the 60th anniversary of the war’s end in Europe, and the Victory in Japan privy marked the 60th anniversary of World War II’s conclusion in the Pacific.
The Royal Canadian Mint also continued its Zodiac Series with a privy mark for the Year of the Rooster, but at 15,000 coins this was the highest mintage of privy mark coins and the standard bullion coin remained the most popular without question.
On the obverse of the 2005 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin you’ll find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This design comes from Susanna Blunt and appears on the Silver Maple Leaf for just the third year following its debut on coins in 2003. It features the Queen without a crown, a tradition not used since 1937 when her father George VI’s effigy was developed without a crown.
The reverse of the Silver Maple Leaf always features the sugar maple leaf. The emblem has long been viewed as a national icon for Canada. Before it was even a nation, French citizens were using the maple leaf as an emblem for the region.
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