Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins are considered some of the most beautiful Silver coins in the world. They appeal to both investors and collectors worldwide for their beauty and high purity, featuring an iconic design and .9999 fine Silver.
APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure the authenticity and condition after the coins are removed directly from the mint boxes. Each coin is placed in a protective, non-reactive plastic polymer authentication card to protect your coin’s finish. This process seals the coin within the card, creating a tamper-evident package that guarantees your investment indefinitely. Learn more about the tamper-evident process here.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Packaged in an RF-welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), protecting the coin's finish, with included MintDirect® authentication card.
- Multiples of 10 and 20 will come housed in a clear plastic clamshell box sealed with a plastic band.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: A large, single maple leaf with the weight and purity. Micro-engraved maple leaf privy mark shows a “16” when viewed under magnification.
- Radial line background was precisely machined by the Royal Canadian Mint onto their master die to create a unique light diffracting pattern, providing another measure of security.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
Secure your Silver Maple Leaf by adding an attractive display box to your order.
These Silver coins are the perfect blend of collectible beauty and investment appeal. Add this popular Silver coin to your cart today!
At the end of every year, the Royal Canadian Mint issues coins that carry the date of the upcoming new year. Accordingly, the dies used to strike the coins from the prior year are destroyed and new dies are engraved, prepared and deployed to strike the coins for the new year.
The coin dies wear down over thousands of strikes, causing the details of the engraved die that transfers to the newly struck coin to flatten, diminishing the quality of the finished coin below standards. At this point, the dies are replaced. For each minting press, new dies may be required multiple times each year. Once the new dies are installed, the strike quality (the detail transferred to the newly struck coin) returns to its maximum. There is no public notice that dies are changed, and each minting press changes dies at different times required by die wear.
Because each new year brings new dies, APMEX has designated all products delivered by the Royal Canadian Mint during the first 30 days of their issuance that go through the MintDirect® process as MintDirect® Premier. MintDirect® Premier may not be recognized by external grading services. APMEX will only have a limited number of MintDirect® Premier products each year.
APMEX has created a process called MintDirect® that is your symbol of guarantee these coins were processed from tubes that come straight from mint-sealed "Monster Boxes", exactly as they were delivered, providing peace-of-mind when buying, holding or selling.
APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure that the authenticity and condition of each coin is protected after they are removed directly from the mint tubes. Each coin is placed in a protective authentication card composed of a non-reactive plastic polymer to protect your coin’s finish.
The sealing process seals the coin within the authentication card, creating a tamper-evident package that will guarantee your investment indefinitely. If the tamper-evident package has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the coin in the tamper-evident package is removed from the machine and checked to ensure that the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished 2016 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf MintDirect® Premier Single.
By using this process, APMEX can guarantee that the coins you receive are authentic and in the exact condition as they were when they left the Royal Canadian Mint. The MintDirect® process gives investors confidence in their purchase, knowing that they can buy, hold or sell an authentic coin — guaranteed.
The history of Canadian Silver coins
The 2016 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coin has, on the obverse, a profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that is the work of Susanna Blunt, an internationally famous portrait artist. The Royal Canadian Mint has created Silver Maple Leafs with three different Queen Elizabeth profiles. The 1988-1989 Silver coin was designed by Arnold Machin, and the 1990-2003 coin was designed by Dora De Pedery-Hunt. When you buy Silver coins, you can also look for a variety of different commemorative and special edition Maple Leafs with unique designs.
Why invest in Canadian Maple Leaf Premier Single coins?
The 2016 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf comes as a MintDirect Premiere Single, a special kind of offering available at APMEX. You get a single Canadian Maple Leaf with all of the protections and guarantees of the MintDirect program but without having to buying a tube of Silver coins. Buying 1 oz Silver Bullion is a significant investment, and MintDirect includes an authentication card so you can rest easy about your purchase. Preserve these beautiful Silver coins that look like they just rolled out of the die, and with MintDirect, you know that they really did before being protected.
Canadian Silver coins are symbols of Canada’s close relations with Great Britain.
The 2016 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf showcases Queen Elizabeth II, the most recent of four profiles of her that appear on Canadian coins and the only one in which she is not wearing a crown. The Canadian Maple Leaf portrait used since 2003 recalls the effigy used on Canadian coins from 1937 to 1952 of King George VI, the only other monarch on Canadian coins to appear without a crown. Canadian Silver coins have also had effigies of Edward II (1902-1910) and George V (1911-1936). Studying 1 oz Silver bullion is a link to Canada’s rich history and its connections to Great Britain.
When you buy Silver coins, also employ the best investment tracking systems.
Before purchasing 2016 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coins or any other Silver products, set up your own APMEX free online account to help you keep track of your Precious Metals investments. After buying Canadian Maple Leaf bullion, check into the Precious Metals Holdings area of the APMEX website by clicking on the link under the “account” heading. You can add Silver coins to your holdings, and the website will automatically generate an Assets Allocation Chart for you. Each time you buy 1 oz Silver bullion coins or any other Precious Metals assets, enter the purchase into your holdings and APMEX will track your acquisition cost as well as the total value of your assets.