The maple leaf is one of the most easily recognized symbols of the nation of Canada. While many people would associate the ruggedness of the Rocky Mountains or the harshness of the frozen tundra with Canada, it is the maple leaf that has been adopted as a national logo. The NHL franchise in Toronto wears the maple leaf as its logo, while the national flag bears a giant red leaf at its center. The Royal Canadian Mint produces the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin as the official silver bullion coin of the Canadian government.
- Contains 1 oz .9999 pure silver.
- Minted by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Carries a $5 CAD face value backed by the Canadian government.
- Graded a near-perfect MS68 by the NGC.
- Ships in an NGC plastic slab.
Using its three facilities across the country, including mints in Ottawa and Winnipeg, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf since 1988. The imagery used on both sides of the Canadian Maple Leaf is similar to that of its elder bullion product, the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf. Susanna Blunt designed the image of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coin’s obverse side, while the Royal Canadian Mint engravers created the maple leaf image used on the reverse.
Blunt’s image of Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse side of the coin. The image of Her Majesty, a right-profile design, has changed little over the years. The only changes made to her image include efforts to accurately reflect her age during her reign as Queen. Her image is surrounded by engravings of “Elizabeth II” and the year of minting.
On the reverse side, the image of the maple leaf endures. The only changes made over time have been in an effort to enhance the level of detail in the leaf’s appearance. The image is surrounded by engravings of “Canada,” the purity of the coin, and the phrase “Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur.”
The Royal Canadian Mint operates from its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The organization is responsible for minting all circulation currency for the government of Canada. These 2011 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins have been graded MS68 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. An MS68 coin has attractive, sharp strike and full original luster for the date and mint mark, with no more than four marks or flaws.
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