The single most popular product from the Royal Canadian Mint is the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf. Introduced in 1988 as an expansion of the Canadian Maple Leaf program, the silver version of the coin is today one of the most sought-after coins released annually. Right now, the 2016 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is available with an all-new Clover Privy mark on Silver.com.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, multiples of 10 – 25 ship in tubes, and multiples of 500 ship in monster boxes.
- Struck in reverse proof with a 4-Leaf Clover privy mark.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s image on the obverse.
Canadian Maple Leaf coins are available from the Royal Canadian Mint on an annual basis in gold, silver, and platinum. While the gold version has the greatest variety of weights, the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is the most popular, and features its own variations in the form of popular privy marks.
This unique release of the 2016 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf features a privy mark on the reverse side representing a clover leaf. Known as a good-luck charm in Irish lore, the clover privy on this coin is featured to the lower left of the sugar maple leaf design.
Each one of these 2016 Clover Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins is struck in reverse proof, which indicates a coin with a strong, frosted finish on the background field and a deeply-mirrored appearance on the design set.
The reverse side of the coin features the traditional sugar maple leaf design, along with engravings that identify the nation of issue, purity, and weight of the coin. The clover privy is featured on this side along with the RCM’s enhanced security features.
On the obverse you’ll find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt, this is the third image of Her Majesty to appear on Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins since their 1988 release.
The Royal Canadian Mint is among the finest in the world, and operates two facilities. The Ottawa location is the original home of the Royal Canadian Mint, and opened in 1908. The Winnipeg facility opened in 1980 to increase capacity in the Royal Canadian Mint system.
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