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The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is, unquestionably, one of the most popular coins in the world today. Produced by the highly regarded Royal Canadian Mint, the official sovereign silver coin of Canada is available in a variety of finishes and versions each year. Additionally, it is one of the few sovereign bullion coins in the world with an impressive .9999 silver purity. Today, Chase Metals offers the all-new 2016 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin in BU condition.
- Coins ship in individual plastic flips, Mint Tubes of 25, and Monster Boxes of 500.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the Canadian government.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Features the iconic Maple Leaf on the reverse.
- Bears new security features introduced in 2015.
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins were introduced in 1988, almost a decade after the Canadian Maple Leaf coin series was introduced in 1979 in a gold version. The silver coin is one of the most popular in the world, with 29 million minted and sold in 2014.
The Royal Canadian Mint uses the same image of the iconic sugar maple leaf on the reverse of the coin each year. As of 2015, new security features have been introduced on the reverse to combat counterfeiting. Using micro-laser engraving, the RCM added radial lines and a small, repeating maple leaf image below the primary design set.
On the reverse face of the 2016 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is the image of the sugar maple leaf, with the engraving “Canada” above, the coin’s purity (9999) on either side of the leaf, and the metal content and weight of the coin.
The obverse bears Susanna Blunt’s depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Blunt’s portrait of Her Majesty is the third-generation image featured on Canadian coins, and was introduced in 2004 after its creation in 2003.
Each of the 2016 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins in this product listing has a Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, but may feature breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from striking.
If you have any questions, Chase Metals associates are waiting to help. You can call us at 800-463-1326, connect with us online using our live chat, or submit your questions to us via email.