The reverse displays a detailed depiction of a single maple leaf. This is a collector's item and would make a great gift for someone born during the Chinese Year of the Rooster - 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- This coin may or may not be sealed in the original plastic from the mint.
- Mintage of 15,000 coins.
- Obverse: Displays the right-facing profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Features a large, single maple leaf with the weight and purity. To the left of the maple leaf's stem is a privy mark of a rooster.
- Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
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People born in the Year of the Rooster are deep thinkers, capable and talented. They like to be busy, devoting themselves beyond their capabilities, and are deeply disappointed if they fail. People born in the Rooster Year are often a bit eccentric and often have rather difficult relationships with others. They always think they are right and usually are!
They frequently are loners, and though they give the outward impression of being adventurous, they are timid. Rooster people's emotions, like their fortunes, swing very high to very low. They can be selfish and too outspoken, but are always interesting and can be extremely brave. They are most compatible with Ox, Snake and Dragon.
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.