2010 1oz Silver Maple Leaf Piedfort
Piedfort - A coin of substance
The word "piedfort" literally means "strong foot" in French and appeared centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" in minting. Today, "piedfort" indicates that a coin is thicker than usual. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce its first-ever Silver Maple Leaf in a piedfort format; inspired by the strong and enduring interest in its internationally-renowned bullion products.
Silver Maple Leaf Coins were originally launched in 1988. They quickly benefitted from the success of the Gold Maple Leaf Coins introduced nine years prior to become the standard by which other silver bullion coins are measured. This new piedfort coin is crafted on that same tradition of excellence. It is 99.99% pure with twice the thickness to provide the unique contrast of its added weight and substance.
Item number: 110977
Face Value: 5 dollars
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 34
Finish: Reverse Proof
- Precision-crafted in 1 troy oz of 99.99% pure silver with twice the thickness of standard coins
- The Royal Canadian Mint’s first-ever Maple Leaf in a piedfort format
- Features the distinct reverse proof finish
- Limited mintage makes this inaugural Piedfort Silver Maple Leaf Coin highly collectible
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.