2017 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf (MintDirect® Premier Single)

2017 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf (MintDirect® Premier Single)
Product Available Date: 12/16/2016

Note: These items are on a slight delay. We expect to ship these by 12/16/2016. Because these items are on delay, your entire order will ship upon their arrival.

As low as $2.99 per coin over spot!
Because each new year brings new dies, APMEX has designated all products delivered by the Royal Canadian Mint during the first 30 days of their issuance to go through the MintDirect® process as MintDirect® Premier.

APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure the authenticity and condition after the coins are removed directly from the mint boxes. Each coin is placed in a protective, non-reactive plastic polymer authentication card to protect your coin’s finish. This process seals the coin within the card, creating a tamper-evident package that guarantees your investment indefinitely. APMEX will only have a limited number of MintDirect® Premier products each year. Learn more about the tamper-evident process here.


Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Packaged in an RF-welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), protecting the coin's finish, with included MintDirect® authentication card.
  • Obverse: Displays the right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
  • Reverse: Features a large, single maple leaf with the weight and purity. Micro-engraved maple leaf privy mark shows a “17” when viewed under magnification.
  • Radial line background was precisely machined by the Royal Canadian Mint onto their master die to create a unique light diffracting pattern, providing another measure of security.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.

Secure your Silver Maple Leaf by adding an attractive display box to your order.

These Silver coins are the perfect blend of collectible beauty and investment appeal. The Maple Leaf has been a national symbol of Canada since the 18th century. Add this popular Silver coin to your cart today!

At the end of every year, the Royal Canadian Mint issues coins that carry the date of the upcoming new year. Accordingly, the dies used to strike the coins from the prior year are destroyed and new dies are engraved, prepared and deployed to strike the coins for the new year.

The coin dies wear down over thousands of strikes, causing the details of the engraved die that transfers to the newly struck coin to flatten, diminishing the quality of the finished coin below standards. At this point, the dies are replaced. For each minting press, new dies may be required multiple times each year. Once the new dies are installed, the strike quality (the detail transferred to the newly struck coin) returns to its maximum. There is no public notice that dies are changed, and each minting press changes dies at different times required by die wear.

APMEX has created a process called MintDirect® that is your symbol of guarantee these coins were processed from tubes that come straight from mint-sealed "Monster Boxes", exactly as they were delivered, providing peace-of-mind when buying, holding or selling.

APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure that the authenticity and condition of each coin is protected after they are removed directly from the mint tubes. Each coin is placed in a protective authentication card composed of a non-reactive plastic polymer to protect your coin’s finish.

The sealing process seals the coin within the authentication card, creating a tamper-evident package that will guarantee your investment indefinitely. If the tamper-evident package has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the coin in the tamper-evident package is removed from the machine and checked to ensure that the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished 2017 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf MintDirect® Premier Single.

By using this process, APMEX can guarantee that the coins you receive are authentic and in the exact condition as they were when they left the Royal Canadian Mint. The MintDirect® process gives investors confidence in their purchase, knowing that they can buy, hold or sell an authentic coin — guaranteed.

The Canadian 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coin was first minted in 1988 following the success of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf that launched in 1979. Issued annually, this bullion coin is made from .9999 fine Silver, making it one of the finest bullion coins in the world. Although the Royal Canadian Mint produces other Silver bullion coins, the Silver Maple Leaf is by the far the most popular among collectors and investors alike.

Before the birth of the Royal Canadian Mint, every coin that was in circulation in Canada had to be produced at the Royal Mint in London or at the private Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England. So, in 1890, the Royal Canadian Mint was proposed and 18 years later on January 2, 1908 Canadian Governor General Lord Earl Gray struck the first domestically produced coin in Ottawa. Since then, the Royal Canadian Mint has been known for its exceptional quality, sophistication and innovation.

The Silver Maple Leaf has undergone some changes in its design, but overall, the main elements of this iconic Silver coin have remained the same. The obverse of the coin features the profile of Queen Elizabeth II while the reverse displays a maple leaf, an image closely associated with Canadian pride and nationalism. In 2014, a micro-engraved, textured maple leaf featuring the year of issue and a radial-line background were added to ensure the authenticity of the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf. In addition to the added security, these features also add to the beauty of each individual coin, as each pattern of radial lines is unique and creates a specific light-diffracting pattern.

Why invest in 2017 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coins?

The 2017 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf is a legal tender coin with a face value of $5, though it is worth much more based on the Silver spot price. Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coins are a popular choice for diversifying your investments with Precious Metals to protect against fluctuations in stocks, bonds and properties. Silver coins are also a popular choice for investors who want to hold a currency with an intrinsic value to hedge against a collapse of paper currencies. A 1 oz Silver bullion coin is often easier to buy or sell, adding flexibility to your investment management.

The 2017 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf offers many safety features.

The 2017 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coin, with its radial line background that identifies every coin, is a prime example of the security innovations that have made the Royal Canadian Mint a trusted source of high-quality Silver coins. Every 2017 Canadian Maple Leaf can be authenticated with a DNA bullion reader. Silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint also feature patent-pending technology for colored coins, holograms and Silver refining processes. Buy 2017 Maple Leaf 1 oz Silver bullion coins and other bullion products knowing they come from one of the most sophisticated minting operations in the world with the latest technology.

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The worth of Silver coins is, in part, based on the many uses of Silver.

A 2017 1 oz Silver Maple leaf gets much of its value from Silver’s many industrial uses, starting with its use in photography in 1727. The metal in Silver coins is reasonably abundant in the earth, but its extraordinary ability to conduct heat and electricity, and its antimicrobial properties create a rising demand, outstripping the supply nearly every year since 1990. A Canadian Maple Leaf is more pure than most jewelry, another major use of Silver, because Silver is soft and needs to be alloyed with another metal for daily use. A 1 oz Silver bullion coin represents humanity’s enduring appreciation of Silver, both for its beauty and its usefulness.

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