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2018 1 oz Silver Lightbulb Privy Canadian Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coins

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The Royal Canadian Mint is not shy about using privy marks on its popular Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins to mark commemorative occasions and create demand in limited-edition issues of the coin. Most privy marked coins from the RCM have low mintage figures and celebrate a major milestone. Today, 2018 1 oz Lightbulb Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Ships to you housed in protective plastic, in tubes with 25 coins, or in boxes containing 500 coins!
  • Features a one-time use lightbulb privy mark on reverse!
  • Includes MintShield Technology from the RCM!
  • Mintage limited to 50,000 coins only!
  • Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
  • Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the Canadian government.
  • Obverse bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse includes the sugar maple leaf design and beautiful lightbulb privy.
  • Reverse proof finish!

The lightbulb’s development was a defining moment in human history, but it did not occur overnight. The lightbulb’s development began as early as the first few decades of the 1800s, when arc lamps were shown to the public. Among those early inventors seeking to light homes around the world with electricity were Canadians Henry Woodward and Mathew Evans.

Inventors looked for filaments that would product light but not melt or burn inside of the glass tube. Platinum was actually an early choice among inventors, but its expense made it a poor choice for wider adoption. Carbon was the first popular filament. Thomas Edison would famously earn recognition for patenting and marketing the first incandescent lightbulb.

Today, the efforts of all these inventors are promoted on the 2018 1 oz Lightbulb Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coin. As reverse proof coins, these specimens have a strong, frosted matte background with contrasting deeply-mirrored, clear design elements for visual brilliance.

These new coins also feature the Royal Canadian Mint’s exclusive MintShield Technology. The new technology from RCM is available primarily on Silver Maple Leaf coin variants, and helps prevent milking, otherwise known as white spots.

On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Lightbulb Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is the Walter Ott sugar maple leaf design. Included on this face of the coin you’ll find a privy mark that features a lightbulb with light rays emanating from it. There are also engravings of “Canada,” “9999,” and “Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur.”

The obverse of the Lightbulb Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin bears the fourth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is found on the obverse of all Canadian coinage and this design includes engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “5 Dollars,” and “2018.”

Please feel free to reach out to Silver.com if you have any questions. You can reach our customer service associates at 888-989-7223, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email. The latest price of silver per ounce is always available to our customers on our homepage!


  1. Just received the light bulb privy reverse 2018 Maple Leaf and the finish on this coin is excellent! Great purchase experience and I will purchase from Silver.com again.

    5 out of 5
    Clark from TN

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Brand: Royal Canadian Mint

Year: 2018

Mint: Royal Canadian Mint

Silver Content: 1 Troy Ounce

Purity: .9999 Fine Silver

Face Value: $5 CAD

Diameter: 38mm

Thickness: 3.29mm

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Condition: New

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