There is no object more symbolic of Canada than the magnificent maple leaf. Numerous sports franchises and even the national flag bear the maple leaf as a logo, signifying this natural wonder’s place in Canada’s environment. The Royal Canadian Mint has produced the Silver Maple Leaf as the official silver bullion coin of Canada since 1988. These 2009 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins are available to the public in brilliant uncirculated condition.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Minted by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Carries a $5 CAD face value backed by the Canadian government.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
As with most silver bullion coin programs, the design features of the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf rarely change from year to year. One constant in the design is the inclusion of the maple leaf on the reverse side of all coins produced in the series. Although variations have been made that include color in the maple leaf and special edition coins for the Winter Olympics, the original Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is always produced alongside these coins.
The 2009 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin features the profile image of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Susanna Blunt. The image of Her Majesty has changed over the years, and is currently on a third iteration that features the Queen as she looks today in the latter stages of life. The engravings on this side of the coin are simple and include only the Queen’s name, “Elizabeth II,” and the face value and year of minting.
On the coin’s reverse is the image of the maple leaf as created by the Royal Canadian Mint engravers. The maple leaf has seen limited change over time, with the most significant change consisting of an enhancement of the details on the leaf itself. The engravings on this side of the coin include “Canada” above the leaf, the purity of the silver on either side of the leaf, and the phrase “Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur” beneath.
The Royal Canadian Mint has produced all of the nation’s currency coinage since its founding in 1908. Originally opened to refine gold found in the Yukon Territories by the ruling United Kingdom, the facility has since been turned over to the government of Canada with the sole purpose of producing coins and currency.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the 2009 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coins before placing your order, please call Silver.com at 888-989-7223. A staff member will also be happy to assist you through our site’s live chat feature or online submission forms.