The obverse of this Silver Maple Leaf coin features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at age 64. This likeness was created by Dora de Pedery-Hunt and was used on Maple Leafs from 1990 to 2003. Only 33 coins have been graded a Superb Gem MS-68 by NGC!* Only 1 coin graded higher.*
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 Fine Silver.
- NGC encapsulation protects the condition of the coin.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Iconic Maple Leaf design which has been tremendously popular over the years.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
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* Population report as of January 2, 2014
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.