This highly collectible coin has a mintage of only 25,000, making it rather hard to find. This is a collector's item and would make a great gift for someone born during the Chinese Year of the Monkey - 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Comes in a protective plastic flip.
- Mintage of 25,000 coins.
- Obverse: Features an image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at age 79, a likeness created by Susanna Blunt and first used on Maple Leafs in 2004.
- Reverse: Features one of Canada’s most popular symbols, the maple leaf. To the left of the maple leaf's stem is a privy mark of a monkey.
- Sovereign coin guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
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This classic Maple Leaf design is desired by collectors and investors alike. Add this 2004 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coin to your cart today!
People born in the Year of the Monkey are the erratic geniuses of the cycle. Clever, skillful and flexible, they are remarkably inventive and can solve the most difficult problems with ease. There are few fields in which Monkey people wouldn't be successful but they have a disconcerting habit of being too agreeable. They want to do things now, and if they cannot get started immediately, they become discouraged.
Although good at making decisions, they tend to look down on others. Having common sense, Monkey people have a deep desire for knowledge and have excellent memories. Monkey people are strong willed but their anger cools quickly. They are most compatible with the Dragon and Rat.
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.