Each year, the Royal Canadian Mint issues the Silver Maple Leaf coin for investors to purchase in bulk. The popular 1 oz silver coin features .9999 fine silver content and was the first to offer such purity in a silver bullion coin. While others have joined the RCM in offering coins with such silver purity, the Silver Maple Leaf remains a leader. Additional versions of the Silver Maple Leaf are available each year, such as colorized coins. Today, 2018 1 oz Colorized Silver Canadian Maple Leafs are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of a protective capsule!
- 30th-anniversary date mark in the Silver Maple Leaf Series!
- Colorized visuals on the reverse!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the Canadian government.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
- The reverse side includes a depiction of the sugar maple leaf.
The Royal Canadian Mint debuted the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf in 1988 at the same time it made the Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf for the first time. The Silver Maple Leaf became the first-ever .9999 fine silver coin and remained the only regular-issue bullion coin of its kind with such purity levels. It was almost 20 years until another major program followed suit with the Perth Mint introducing a .9999 fine Silver Kangaroo in 2016, and later following that up with increased silver purity for its Silver Kookaburra and Silver Koala in 2018.
All of the 2018 1 oz Colorized Silver Canadian Maple Leafs available to you in this product listing come with an individual capsule. The coins are all in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Though there is no commemorative marking on the coin, these 2018 Silver Maple Leafs do represent the 30th-anniversary date for the collection following its 1988 introduction.
These coins have a thin layer of colorized lacquer on the reverse design field. This application of a colorized lacquer does not diminish the silver quality or value in the coin. It merely highlights the beauty of the maple leaf in a new way.
On the obverse side of the 2018 1 oz Colorized Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief. This design was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt for the mint. It is just the second design from a Canadian artist and the first monarch portrait since King George VI to lack a crown on the monarch’s head.
The reverse field of the 2018 1 oz Colorized Silver Canadian Maple Leafs features the sugar maple leaf design from Walter Ott. This image was created by Ott in 1979 for the Royal Canadian Mint to use on the debut of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf. It continues in use to this day on the reverse of all versions of the Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coins. This side of the coin features the real-life hues that bring a sense of realism to the visual appearance of the sugar maple leaf.
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