Tavex is pleased to present the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin, the world’s first legal tender silver bullion coin to be made exclusively of .9999 fine silver. Introduced to the market in 1988 by the Royal Canadian Mint, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin is an almost identical, yet more affordable, replica of its gold counterpart, the Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin. Hailed for its exceptional purity, the Silver Maple Leaf coin is the only investment-grade silver bullion coin to contain a purity of four nines. The bullion coin’s high silver content and low mark-up premium has to this date enticed investors to buy some 126 million one-ounce silver pieces, affirming its position as the second most sold legal tender silver coin in the 21st century. From 2014 onwards, these elegant silver coins contain a micro-engraved mark, a new security feature to further enhance its acceptance and exchangeability. Any investor who is keen on adding physical silver to his portfolio should seriously considered this beautiful Canadian coin.
The price of Canadian Silver Maple Leafs is determined by their .9999 fine silver content
By witnessing the success of its flagship coin, the Gold Maple Leaf, the Canadian Mint introduced in 1988 the Silver Maple Leaf coin. Although not the first legal tender coin to contain one ounce of silver, a title held by the American Silver Eagle and Chinese Silver Panda coin, it was the first to contain a silver purity of 99.99%. In recent years, other renowned government mints have issued their own legal tender one-ounce silver coins, for instance the Austrian Mint with the Silver Philharmonic, or the Perth Mint with the Silver Kookaburra, but in contrast to the Maple Leaf’s purity of four nines they all contain one nine fewer. To this date, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin is the world’s only legal tender coin to have such peerless purity.
Established in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint has in the past couple of decades been one of the market leaders in applying new technologies in the production of gold and silver bullion coins. Not only did it create the first legal tender silver and gold bullion coins that contained a purity of four nines, they went one step further in 1998 with the introduction of a special edition gold bullion coin that contained 1.02233 troy ounces of 99.999% (five nines) pure gold. The mint’s quest in perfecting high purity gold coins did not stop at the one-ounce weight mark. In fact, it reached new heights in 2007 by unveiling a Gold Maple Leaf coin that weighed 100 kilograms, had a gold purity of .99999, and came with a face value of one million Canadian dollars.
In 2014 the Royal Canadian Mint set a new standard in coin security with the introduction of its latest innovation called “Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology” which includes a process where a unique microscopic security mark is minted onto every coin. The centre of the security mark contains the number “14” (for the year 2014) and is only visible under strong magnification. This new technology adds another layer of protection against counterfeiting, and all Gold Maple Leaf coins minted from 2014 onwards will contain this new security feature.
The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Canada’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Canada has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is her name “ELIZABETH II” and inscribed at the bottom of the coin is its nominal face value of 5 dollars and the year of mintage.
The reverse shows Canada’s national symbol, the Maple Leaf, and above it is the text “CANADA”. On each side of the Maple Leaf four nines are visible, and engraved underneath is the tiny security mark and likewise the text “FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR”, where the later part of the sentence means “1 ounce of pure silver”.
Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule. Multiples of 25 are available in original mint-sealed tubes. For bulk purshases, we stock original Royal Canadian Mint sealed boxes which contain 20 tubes with twenty-five Silver Maples to a tube (500 coins in total).
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