There are few collector coins in this world more visually brilliant than those struck in reverse proof. Not only is the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf one of the most popular in the world, it is also one of the most diverse. Today, the 2017 1 oz Cougar Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin is available as a reverse proof specimen on Silver.com.
- Ships in an individual plastic flip, mint tube of 25, or sealed Monster Box of 500 coins.
- Third release in the Wild Canada Series of reverse proof coins.
- Total mintage capped at 50,000 coins for this release.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Reverse includes the Cougar Privy mark and sugar maple leaf.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Reverse proof finish.
In 2011, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a six-coin series known as Canadian Wildlife. Each of the new designs featured a different species native to Canada and North America. The series was immensely popular and featured two new releases each year.
Now, those creatures are returning to the numismatic world in an exciting release of privy marked Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins. The Wild Canada Series relives each animal design in order of original release, with a privy mark on the nation’s bullion coin and a stunning reverse proof finish.
Each of these 2017 1 oz Cougar Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins has a reverse proof finish. Rather than the standard frosted sets overlaying mirrored backgrounds, these coins have mirrored finishes on the designs and a frosted, matte finish to the background field.
On the obverse of each 2017 1 oz Cougar Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Reverse Proof coin you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, it includes the engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “5 Dollars,” and “2017.”
The reverse side of all Cougar Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins features the familiar sugar maple leaf used on the nation’s official bullion coins since 1979. Included in the design field is the Cougar Privy mark of the Wild Canada Series, which marks the third release of a privy mark design for the program.
Located in Ottawa, with a secondary facility in Winnipeg, the Royal Canadian Mint is the sovereign mint of Canada. Opened in 1908, the mint originally processed gold and other metals discovered during the gold rush in the Yukon Territories during the late 19th century.
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