Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins are considered one of the most beautiful coins made and are among the most popular of the silver coins made. After the success of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin in 1979, The Canadian Royal Mint, in 1988 produced the first Canadian Silver Maple Leaf. Since then there have been a rich diversity of Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins
All Silver Maple Leaf coins, sold in the1 oz. size, are composed of fine 99.99% pure silver. The total weight is 31.104 grams of which 31.10 grams is fine silver.
Each five dollar coin contains one full troy ounce of silver and features the queen's portrait on one side and the famous Maple Leaf design on the other. It also contains the special Titanic privy mark! The coin, when purchased, should be Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) and sealed in its original mint soft clear plastic. The face value is shows as five dollars.
For the original 1988 and 1989 issues, the portrait used was the "decimal portrait" as used on British decimal coins since 1971. From 1990 onwards, the portrait was then changed to one similar to that used on British coins from 1985 to 1997.
The idea of the Canadian Silver Maple leaf coin is to enable people to purchase smaller quantities of silver in the form of coins and the design of the coin was created to appeal to collectors around the world.
The Canadian Mint produces a variety of silver coin which can be viewed at http://www.mint.ca/royalcanadianmintpublic/ Canadian Silver Coins and it is possible to buy directly from the mint.
A good example is the holographic Canadian Maple Leaf One Ounce Silver Coins. The holographic beauty of the coin is produce by a special advance process in which the hologram is struck directly onto the coins surface.
Another good example is the Titanic Silver Maple Leaf coin.
The name Titanic in this case refers not it’s fate but the size of the coin which seems to indicate that it will continue to be very much in demand. The Titanic is a 5 dollar silver coin originally minted in 1988 as a one ounce pure 99.99 percent silver coin.
Each Titanic Silver Maple Leaf coin contains one full troy ounce of silver and features the queen's portrait on one side and the famous Canadian Maple Leaf design on the other. It also contains the special Titanic privy mark! If you can get one, it should be Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) and sealed in its original mint soft clear plastic.
Although it is believed 26,000 of these coins were minted, at the time they were all sold to one dealer. As a consequence they have been in short supply ever since. I is possible, however to locate dealers who come across a small supply and the price
You can often get some excellent deals from established silver coin dealers around so it always pays to shop around.
Canadian Silver Coins are an excellent investment for coin collectors as well as being some of the most beautiful coins available today.
Canadian Silver Maple Leafs are much prized by collectors. Anyone who can manage to get one or more of the 5 dollar Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins will be a very happy person indeed!