Silver Canadian Maple Leafs are renowned the world over as silver bullion coins for their 99.99% silver purity.
Design of the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin – The Silver Maple Leaf coin carries the same obverse (front) and reverse (back) designs as the gold Maple Leaf. The obverse features a bust of Queen Elizabeth II, whose design changed in 1990 to feature a mature portrait of the Queen. In both versions, her name (‘ELIZABETH II’) appears at top and the denomination of the coin and the date of issue rest underneath the bust. The coin’s reverse depicts a Maple Leaf, the national symbol of Canada and from which the coin derives its name. The reverse also lists the name of the country and the amount and purity of the silver.
Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin Minting Information – Based on the popularity of the gold Maple Leaf, the Royal Canadian Mint began producing 99.99% pure silver in coin form. The Ottawa branch of the Mint has been in operation since 1908, when it was opened as a branch of Britain’s Royal Mint. It came under Canadian ownership in 1931 and became a corporation of the Crown in 1969.
Canadian Government Guarantee – The government of Canada guarantees the purity, weight, and legal tender value of each Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coin.