There is a reason why collectors, every year, can’t wait to see the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin come out. The 2023 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin is evidence of why with its gorgeous design in .9999 fine silver. Everyone knows the Canadian Maple Leaf Coins are a great coin in gold but silver has been massively popular for the Canadian Mint.
- Made with 1 troy oz of .9999 pure silver BU grade
- Face value of $5 Canadian dollars back by the Canadian government.
- Obverse side has portrait of Queen Elizabeth engraved with ‘Elizabeth II’ ‘5 dollars’ ‘2023’
- Reverse side has a large maple leaf engraved with ‘Canada’ ‘9999’ ‘FINE SILVER’ ‘1 oz ARGENT PUR’
- Micro-laser engraved features.
On the obverse of the coin is Canadian artist Susanna Blunt’s Queen Elizabeth II. Traditionally, this coin has featured the queen at different times in her life and this one shows her at age 79. The queen is facing right in this portrait and she is wearing a simple dress, a pearl necklace, and pearl earrings. She looks as though she is entertaining guests or something more casual but yet has a stately, confident look about her. On her right shoulder is ‘SB’ for the artist’s initials. Above the portrait is ‘Elizabeth II’. Below the queen is ‘5 DOLLARS 2023’.
The coin’s reverse side has Walter Ott’s sugar maple design. This design is very realistic with a lot of detail. The sugar maple leaf is an emblem that is featured all over Canada. It has become an icon for Canada used on their flag, their military, and even their money. The sugar maple leaf is of historical significance. The aboriginal people used the trees as an important food source while the European settlers discovered it made a convenient way to produce sugar. ‘Canada’ is above the leaf and ‘9999’, a reference to purity, is to the right and left of the leaf. Below the leaf is ‘FINE SILVER’ and ‘1 OZ ARGENT PUR’. Also below the leaf is a micro-lasered maple leaf that has a number ‘22’ that is only viewable under a microscope.
The Royal Canadian Mint is widely regarded as experts in making great coins. You only have to see the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin and its intricate design and luster to know that they do incredible work. The mint was founded in 1908 but it wasn’t until they added their own refinery in 1911 that they had full control over the entire coin minting process. They now could make premium quality coins. By 1969 they were making .999 fine gold bars. In 1982 they showed what they really could do by producing a .9999 fine gold bullion coin, the first in the world. They later set a record for producing a 99.9999% fine gold 100kg coin worth one million dollars. They now make high-quality coins of all different metals.
The 2023 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin is a must-buy for collectors all over the world. There is a Canadian Maple Leaf-shaped whole in your collection that only this coin can fill. Get yours today.