Silver Maple Leafs and Other Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coins - The Royal Canadian Mint was formed in 1908 and is a world leader in producing high-quality circulating, numismatic and bullion coins. Probably the most well-known of the Canadian mint's coins is the Silver Maple Leaf, first minted in 1988 and struck every year since. With many award-winning coins and notable firsts, the Royal Canadian Mint is one of the most innovative mints in the world! Some of the mint's groundbreaking achievements include:
* First colored coin
* First hologram coin
* First irregular-shaped (square) coin
* First 5 oz .9999-fine Silver coin
* First coin colored using plasma technology
* First million-dollar face-value coin ever minted
The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf has a very high purity level at 99.99% fine and at 5 Canadian Dollars has the highest face value among international Silver bullion coins. Silver Maple Leafs are magnificently designed, with attention to every intricate detail. When available, we stock most dates from 1988 to the present.
The design of the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf has undergone annual changes that include proof releases, various privy marks, holographic enhancements and commemorative variations. However, the basic features of this Silver coin have remained the same since its inception. The obverse of the coin depicts the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, and the reverse of the coin showcases the signature maple leaf so closely associated with Canadian nationalism and reflective of Canadian pride.
To view available Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins, or other Royal Canadian Mint Silver coins, click on the image representing the Silver coins of your interest.