One of the worlds best-selling silver bullion coins, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf was groundbreaking when it was introduced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1988. The series was the first in the world to feature .9999 silver purity. Now in its fifth decade of availability, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf remains highly popular.
Each 2021 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin in this listing comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Canadian Silver Maple Leafs were introduced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1988 at the same time the mint released its Platinum Maple Leaf. The Silver Maple Leaf was just the second major silver bullion coin released behind the 1986 introduction of the American Silver Eagle, but was the first coin of its kind with .9999 pure silver.
On the obverse of the 2021 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief in a 2003 design from Susanna Blunt, who was just the second Canadian artist to create a monarchs portrait for Canadian currency.
The reverse face of 2021 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins includes a design of the sugar maple leaf. This historic image was created in 1979 by Walter Ott for the debut of the Canadian Gold Maple Leafs debut.
Canadian Maple Leaf coins have a number of security features built into the physical design of the coin. Both sides of the coin have radial lines engraved that reflect light in unique ways and serve as a deterrent to counterfeiting. The reverse field features a micro laser-engraved maple leaf privy mark. Inside of this privy mark is the 21 date and it is only visible under magnification.
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* .999 silver is referred to as "three nines fine". It is 99.9% pure, and is the most common maximum purity level bullion sold at the major silver foundries. In contrast, silver coins are typically between 80% and 90% pure, and the silver used in jewelry is often 92.5% pure and is referred to as "925 silver".