Only coins received in the first 30 days of release from the Royal Canadian Mint are eligible for the MintDirect® Premier designation. This provides assurance that these 1 oz Silver Maple Leafs are among the best struck releases of the year.
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins are considered some of the most beautiful Silver coins in the world. They appeal to both investors and collectors worldwide for their beauty and high purity, featuring an iconic design and .9999 fine Silver.
- Each coin contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- This tube contains 25 Silver Canadian Maple Leafs for a total Silver weight of 25 oz.
- 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. New 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.
Protect and store your tubes in secure Royal Canadian Mint Monster Boxes.
MintDirect® tubes are the perfect way to begin your investment in Silver Bullion. Add the 2017 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf MintDirect® Premier tube 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 strike, 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.
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 that go through the MintDirect® process as MintDirect® Premier. Each MintDirect® Premier tube is an unopened, sealed original Mint tube that is individually labeled, designating the coins as Premier. The MintDirect® Premier designation may not be recognized by external grading services. APMEX will only have a limited number of MintDirect® Premier products each year.
APMEX uses a special machine to ensure the products you receive are completely sealed once they are removed directly from the mint boxes. The mint tubes are placed on a conveyor leading into the machine and the sealing process seals both ends of each tube with tamper-evident packaging. If this tube has been opened in any way, you will know. After the process is completed, the tube is removed from the machine and then checked to ensure the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished tube of MintDirect® 2017 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins.
All MintDirect® Maple Leaf products delivered after the first 30 days of their issuance will carry the usual MintDirect® label designating that the original Royal Canadian Mint tube has not been opened since the coins were packaged at the mint and accordingly are unsearched and unsorted. MintDirect® is a process exclusive to APMEX that guarantees these 2017 Silver Maples have been sourced from mint sealed boxes.
The MintDirect® process provides you the assurance this product has not been opened, sorted or searched. Learn more about MintDirect® products from APMEX.
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.
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.