2017 is the Year of the Rooster, and mints around the globe celebrate with the release of silver and gold coins featuring unique designs to commemorate the current animal on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Royal Canadian Mint has not only its own product lineup of lunar coins, but also with a privy on its popular sovereign bullion coin. Today, the 2017 Rooster Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Reverse Proof coin is available from Silver.com.
- Individual rounds ship in plastic flips, multiples of 10 – 25 ship in tubes, and multiples of 500 ship in boxes.
- Rooster privy on reverse!
- Limited mintage of only 100,000!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in reverse proof finish.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Reverse includes the sugar maple leaf and rooster privy.
- Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins are the official bullion product of the Royal Canadian Mint and the Canadian nation. The coin features the iconic sugar maple leaf, which is not only on these popular bullion coins but also the nation’s official flag.
These 2017 Rooster Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin has a reverse proof finish. While standard proof coins have matte finishes on the design set and a mirrored background field. These coins, on the other hand, include a mirrored finish on the design set with a matte, frosted finish to the background field of the coin.
On the obverse of the 2017 Rooster Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Reverse Proof coin you’ll find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this particular portrait of Her Majesty is the third to appear on Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins in the program’s history.
The reverse of these Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins includes not only the traditional sugar maple leaf coin, but also the rooster privy in the lower-left field of the design set. It is meant to honor the Year of the Rooster on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and the Royal Canadian Mint has capped mintage of these coins at a maximum of 100,000.
Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint was opened to give the Canadian nation greater minting independence so it didn’t have to rely on the Royal Mint of London. Today, it operates its original facility in Ottawa along with a secondary facility in Winnipeg.
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