Canadian silver maples

First minted in 1988, the silver Maple Leaf is now one of the more popular members of the Canadian Maple Leaf family of bullion coins, besides silver, one-ounce Maple Leaf coins are also produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in gold, platinum and palladium.

The silver Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coin offers a stunningly beautiful, affordable and convenient way to own silver coins.

The silver Maple Leaf coin contains one troy ounce of pure .9999 fine silver, making it the purest one-ounce silver coin produced by any government mint anywhere in the world. It is a legal tender coin with a face value of five Canadian dollars, the highest face value of any one-ounce government-minted silver bullion coin.

The Silver Maple Leaf was originally packaged in Mylar. Since 2009, due to increasing demand, it is packaged in semi-transparent tubes with a yellow lid bearing the Royal Canadian Mint logo. Some special editions have tubes with an orange, red, blue, dark blue or grey lid. Each tube contains 25 coins. Furthermore, there exist boxes that contain 20 tubes each.


The coin measures 38mm in diameter and is 2.87mm thick. The obverse of the coin features an image of Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse features the widely-recognized image of Canada's national symbol, the maple leaf.

The Silver Maple Leaf's obverse displays the profile of Elizabeth II. There have been three subsequent versions of the Queen's profile:

  • 1988–1989: Portrait by Arnold Machin.
  • 1990–2003: Portrait by Dora de Pédery-Hunt.
  • Since 2004: Portrait by Susanna Blunt.

They are a beautiful, affordable, and convenient way to own silver coins and an ideal way to diversify an investment portfolio. Silver Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coins are recognized worldwide for their purity and technical perfection and as such, they are easy to buy and sell around the world. They are also easy to transport and store, and make unique and affordable coin gifts with the potential to grow in value.

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