The Royal Canadian Mint’s most popular coin series by mintage and demand globally is the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf. Though it was released a decade later than its predecessor the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf, the coin remains one of the most visible silver coins for sale online today. Now, 2018 30th Anniversary Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Bar is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a beautiful display box with included Certificate of Authenticity!
- Double-dated bar and coin commemorate 30th anniversary!
- Bears an inset 2018 Silver Maple Leaf 30th anniversary coin!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 bars only!
- Consists of a total of Three Troy ounces of .9999 pure silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse features 30th anniversary Maple Leaf design with 30th anniversary commemorative mark on bar.
With the issue of the 2018 30th Anniversary Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Bars, investors can celebrate the 30th anniversary year for the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins. The Royal Canadian Mint introduced these popular silver bullion coins for the first time in 1988. The Silver Maple Leaf was not the first silver bullion coin issued, as it followed the 1983 first issue of Silver Chinese Panda coins and 1986 issue of Silver American Eagles, but it did have a leg up on the competition.
The Silver American Eagle, Silver Chinese Panda, and most other annual-release silver bullion coins are produced using .999 fine silver content. The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is, however, produced with .9999 fine silver content. It was the first-ever silver bullion coin with such pure silver content. Today, the Silver Maple Leaf remains the most popular silver bullion coin produced with this higher purity level of silver.
On the reverse of the 2018 30th Anniversary Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Bar is the image of the sugar maple leaf. As early as the mid-1700s, French Canadian settlers living in what was then Lower Canada used the maple leaf as a symbol of the people living in the region, as well as the region of Lower Canada itself. Today, the sugar maple leaf is the nation’s official emblem and is found on its national flag.
The obverse of 2018 30th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Bars is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty appears on the obverse of all Canadian coinage, and since 2003 this fourth-generation effigy of the Queen has featured on the Silver Maple Leaf coins. This design was created in 2003 by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt to replace the third-generation design from Dora de Pedery-Hunt. Blunt’s design is the first of Queen Elizabeth II to depict her figure without a crown, and made Queen Elizabeth’s fourth-generation portrait the first of a monarch without their crown since her father George VI’s portrait on Canadian coins (1937-1952).
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