One of the most popular coins in the world today comes from the Royal Canadian Mint. The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is regarding as one of the finest silver bullion products in the world. Introduced almost 30 years ago, it has stood the test of time and attracted multiple generations of investors. Today, the 2016 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is available on Silver.com in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, lots of 25 ship in mint tubes, or lots of 500 ship in monster boxes.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the Canadian government.
- Features the iconic sugar maple leaf on the reverse.
- Includes new security features as of 2015.
- All coins ship in BU condition.
Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins were introduced in 1988. The coin is the silver counterpart of the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular Gold Canadian Maple Leaf program. The latter was the first gold bullion coin program introduced in the world following the Western sanctions on South Africa that outlawed distribution of the highly popular Krugerrand coin.
The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf features the same design as its gold counterpart. The national symbol of a sugar maple leaf has featured on the reverse every year since its introduction, with the obverse now bearing the third-generation (in Canada) image of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each 2016 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf available from Silver.com today is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. A BU coin features no signs of wear and tear, though it may have breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the striking process.
On the reverse side is the image of the sugar maple leaf. In the background (on both sides) are a series of micro-laser engraved radial lines that make it difficult for counterfeiters to reproduce these coins. Additionally, this side of the coin bears a repeating maple leaf below the official image, in which you can read the year of issue only under magnification.
The obverse bears Susanna Blunt’s 2003 right-profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s effigy is surrounded by the engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “5 Dollars,” and “2016.”
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908 to process precious metals from the Yukon Territories. Today it operates facilities in Winnipeg and Ottawa. If you have questions, contact Silver.com at 888-989-7223, connect with us through our live chat, or email us.