The Royal Canadian Mint honors the contributions of Chinese Canadians to the nation’s culture and social fabric with coin designs honoring the Chinese Lunar Calendar, known as the Zodiac in Western civilization. One of the ways the RCM participates is through the use of Zodiac-themed privy marks on its famous Silver Canadian Maple Leaf. Right now, the 2015 1 oz Sheep Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is available in brilliant revere proof finish on Silver.com.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Earned a perfect proof grade of PF70 from the NGC.
- Struck in stunning reverse proof.
- Features the Sheep Privy for the Year of the Sheep (Goat).
Reverse proof strikings are exactly as the name entails. Rather than using a strong, frosted finish on the design set to overlay a background field that is deeply-mirrored, the Royal Canadian Mint flipped the production process. Now, the design set of the sugar maple leaf and the sheep privy are deeply-mirrored, and the coin’s background field features a matte finish that is strong and frosted in appearance.
Each 2015 1 oz Sheep Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf available to you today is in PF70 condition according to the NGC. Coins of this certification level have their full, original luster.
On the reverse face is the traditional sugar maple leaf design featured on all Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins. It is accompanied by a small Sheep Privy displaying a mountain goat, in honor of the Year of the Sheep in 2015.
The obverse still bears the right-profile portrait of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. Designed by Susanna Blunt in 2003, it is the third image of Her Majesty to appear on the obverse of Silver Canadian Maple Leafs since the coins were introduced in 1988.
The Royal Canadian Mint is a modern minting facility, with separate minting locations in the federal capital of Ottawa and the city of Winnipeg.
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