One of the world’s most sought-after coins is the Canadian Maple Leaf. Available annually from the Royal Canadian Mint, the coins are available in one of the widest ranges of metals including gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. Today, the 2017 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is available with gilded finish online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip.
- 30th issue of the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 gilded coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of a sugar maple leaf.
The sugar maple leaf has been an enduring symbol of the nation of Canada since its formation as an independent country in the 1860s. The nation is currently celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the maple leaf remains as important as ever to the psyche and pride of the Canadian people, reflecting the bountiful natural wealth of the nation.
All 2017 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coins in this product listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice a range of minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks resulting from the production process at the mint.
Further, each of these 2017 Silver Maple Leaf coins features a beautiful 24-karat gold layer. This gilded layer is applied only to the reverse design of the sugar maple leaf, and not used on the obverse image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Gilded finishes add visual beauty and collectible value to any coin.
The reverse of the 2017 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin includes the sugar maple leaf design. In use since 1979 when the Gold Maple Leaf was introduced, its visual appearance has changed little over the course of nearly 40 years. Major changes have arrived only in the form of micro-laser engraved radial lines and a maple leaf privy mark.
On the obverse of all Silver Maple Leaf coins you’ll find a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s portrait appears on all commonwealth coinage, and this 2003 depiction comes from Canadian artist Susanna Blunt. Designed that year, it began to appear on the obverse of Canadian coinage starting in 2004.
Your 2017 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin arrives in a protective plastic capsule to ensure the BU condition of the coin, and provide a keepsake protective display for the gilded finish and overall beauty of the coin.
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908 in the federal capital city of Ottawa. The mint expanded in the 1980s to include a site in Winnipeg. These gilded coins are available courtesy of Emporium Hamburg, which applied the 24-karat gold layering.
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