The Royal Canadian Mint had a winner on its hands with the Canadian Wildlife Series of silver bullion coins. Today, the Mint is bringing back the popular concept as privy marks on the reverse of its massively popular Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins. Today, the 2016 Wolf Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is available as a stunning reverse proof specimen on Silver.com.
- First coin in the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Wildlife Series.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Bears a Wolf Privy mark on the reverse. Struck in brilliant Reverse Proof.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Issued a grade of SP69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Designation as a First Strike Coin.
These 2016 Wolf Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins received the rare Specimen Proof 69 grade from the PCGS. Each coin has its full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws, as indicated by the 69 grade. Specimen Proof is a rare grade category for coins similar to proof products, but with a satiny or matte finish that appears to have granular details.
As a reverse proof coin, each of these Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins has a mirrored, clear finish on the design sets and a matte finish to the background. This is opposite of a standard proof coin, which has a mirrored background and strong, frosted design features.
On the reverse side of the coin you’ll find the traditional sugar maple leaf design used in the series, along with a Wolf Privy mark to the lower left. The wolf design was the first in the Canadian Wildlife Series, and reappears as the first privy mark in this series.
The obverse bears the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, it is the standard obverse design on all Canadian currency and is the third-generation portrait to appear on the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf.
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