2003 Canada 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Lunar SHEEP Privy

2003 Canada 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Lunar SHEEP Privy

This highly collectible Silver Maple Leaf coin has a mintage of only 25,000, making it rather hard to find. The addition of a lunar privy mark adds unique appeal to the already popular Maple Leaf series.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a protective plastic coin flip.
  • Obverse: Displays a right-facing profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse: Displays a detailed depiction of a single maple leaf. To the left of the maple leaf's stem is a privy mark of a sheep.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.

Protect and display your Silver Maple Leaf in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order. 

This collector's item would make a great gift for someone born during the Chinese Year of the Sheep (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015). Add this 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Lunar Sheep Privy coin to your cart today!

People born in the Year of the Sheep are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. They seem to be, at first glance, better off than those born in the zodiac's other years. But sheep-year people are often shy, pessimistic and puzzled about life. They are usually deeply religious, yet timid by nature.

Sometimes clumsy in speech, they are always passionate about what they do and what they believe in. Sheep people never have to worry about having the best in life because their natural abilities make money for them, and they are able to enjoy the creature comforts that they like. Sheep people are wise, gentle and compassionate. They are compatible with Rabbits, Pigs and Horses.

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.

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