The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin is one of the most iconic in the world. First introduced in 1988, the 2013 version of the coin stands out as the 25th anniversary production of the popular silver bullion product. The Royal Canadian Mint is not known to mess with the design of this popular product, but for this special occasion a minor change was made to attract collector interest. Right now the 2013 25th Anniversary Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin is available on Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Just 1,634 coins exist in this grade from the NGC!
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s federal government.
- Bears the iconic sugar maple leaf design.
- Issued an MS69 grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Special 25th Anniversary Edition!
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect coin’s condition.
Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins were first introduced almost a decade after the Canadian Maple Leaf program originated. The coins were first struck in gold in 1979 to meet the demand for gold bullion products. At this point in time, the South African Gold Krugerrand was the chosen coin in the global market.
Amidst unrest over South Africa’s apartheid system, Western nations boycotted the nation and all of its goods, including the popular Krugerrand. The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf originated in the 80s following the popular reception of the Silver American Eagle from the United States Mint. In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint released a special 25th anniversary edition of the coin.
On the reverse side of the coin you’ll find the iconic sugar maple leaf in the middle. Engravings around it include the word “Canada,” the purity of the coin, and its weight, metal content, and purity. In honor of 25 years of production, the mint added large “25” engraving over the primary image.
The obverse side of the coin includes the familiar right-profile image of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this depiction of Her Majesty is surrounded by engravings of “Elizabeth II,” the year of issue, and the coin’s face value.
The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the world’s finest facilities, and it was opened in 1908 to help process the wealth of gold and metal found in the Yukon Territories. Today it operates facilities in both Winnipeg and Ottawa.
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