Investors buying silver regularly turn to the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf as an excellent addition to their portfolio. The Silver Maple Leaf is the official silver bullion coin of Canada and features .9999 fine silver content guaranteed by the Canadian government. The 2018 issue of these coins marks the 30th anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf. The 2018 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is now available to you online for purchase at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in protective plastic or in mint tubes of 25 coins!
- 30th anniversary issue of Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by Canada.
- Queen Elizabeth II graces the coin’s obverse.
- The sugar maple leaf dominates the coin’s reverse field.
- Enhanced security measures include radial lines, Maple Leaf security privy, and new Bullion DNA program!
- Includes the new MINTSHIELD Technology from the Royal Canadian Mint!
The Royal Canadian Mint has rolled out a variety of counterfeiting security measures on its Canadian Maple Leaf coins in recent years. The first of these inclusions was the use of radial lines in the background field of all Maple Leaf coins. These light-diffracting lines make it more difficult to counterfeit the coins. In addition to security features, the Royal Canadian Mint is also doing more to combat production flaws. So-called “white spots” are a common problem on silver bullion coins, and the new MINTSHIELD Technology from RCM provides an invisible barrier on the coin’s surface to combat the occurrence of these milky spots. The barrier does not impact the coin’s composition or purity.
Further, the RCM uses a micro-laser engraved Maple Leaf privy mark on its 1 oz gold and 1 oz silver coins in the collection. Within this privy mark you’ll find the year of issue for each particular coin, in this case “18.” Now, with the introduction of Bullion DNA the coins are more secure. All privy marks are encoded, scanned, and stored at the RCM for authentication on individual coins.
On the reverse of the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins is the image of the sugar maple leaf. The maple leaf has symbolized the nation of Canada since before it earned nationhood, with early settlers using it as far back as the mid-18th century. When the Confederation movement occurred in 1867, the sugar maple leaf was on the path to becoming the national emblem, and is now featured prominently on the national flag.
The obverse of all 2018 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins features a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is captured in this design by Susanna Blunt, a Canadian artist who developed the image in 2003 for Canadian coinage. This is the fourth-generation portrait overall in use on Canadian coins and the first to depict Her Majesty without a crown.
All 2018 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coins listed here are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, but the striking process can result in minor flaws. These flaws range from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks.
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