2018 Canada 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf BU
The 2018 Silver Maple Leaf Coins feature a unique light diffracting pattern of radial lines, making the coins harder to duplicate and providing another measure of security.
The reverse of the 2017 Silver Maple features the iconic Maple Leaf. The 2018 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins are one of the most beautiful Silver coins in the world.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Multiples of 25 are packaged in mint tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic.
- Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
- 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 to create a unique light diffracting pattern, providing another measure of security.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
Protect your 2017 Silver Maple Leaf with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box or jewelry bezel to your order.
These 2017 Silver Maples are the perfect blend of collectible beauty and investment appeal. Add this 2017 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coin to your cart today!
The Maple Leaf has been a national symbol of Canada since the 18th century. The 2017 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf features a form of security though the Royal Canadian Mint’s Bullion DNA program. The Bullion DNA program offers the highest security on the market for any bullion coin. Each bullion coin features a textured maple leaf security privy mark, micro-engraved with laser technology and is visible only under magnification. Etched within the maple leaf security mark are the two digits indicating the coin’s production year. Each micro-engraving is encoded, scanned and recorded at the mint for future authentication giving each coin their unique Bullion DNA.
Bullion DNA authenticates coins by scanning them with a Mint’s proprietary Bullion DNA reader verifying that the micro-engraved security mark is a match to the Royal Canadian Mint’s secure database. This process provides each Silver Maple Leaf coin with the highest security for any coin in the market place. The Royal Canadian Mint’s unique Bullion DNA program authenticates Silver Maple Leaf coins dated 2015 and later. APMEX is a recognized Bullion DNA dealer for trusted RCM products.
The History of the Silver Maple LeafThe Canadian 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf was introduced in 1988 following the brilliant success of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, which premiered in 1979. In annual issues, this bullion coin contains .9999 fine Silver, placing it among the finest bullion coins in the world. While the Royal Canadian Mint makes other lovely Silver bullion coins, the Silver Maple Leaf is decidedly the most popular coin for both collectors and investors.
Prior to the establishment of the Royal Canadian Mint, every circulating coin in Canada had to be produced in London at The Royal Mint or in Birmingham, England, at the private Heaton Mint, and shipped overseas. A Canadian mint was proposed to the English government in 1890, but it was 1908 before a coin was minted on Canadian soil. Canadian Governor General Lord Earl Gray ceremoniously struck the first coin in Ottawa on January 2 of that year. Since that time, the Royal Canadian Mint has earned a reputation for the exceptional quality, sophistication and innovation of its coins.
The Silver Maple Leaf has experienced some adjustments in its design since 1988, but the strongest elements of this iconic Silver coin have remained the same. The obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in profile, while the reverse bears a large single maple leaf. The maple leaf icon is closely associated with Canada and is a rallying point of Canadian identity and pride. In 2014, security enhancements were added to the Silver Maple Leaf, including a micro-engraved, textured maple leaf featuring the year of issue and a radial-line background. Besides added security, these additions also complement the beauty of each individual coin, providing detail and eye-pleasing light refraction.