2018 $10 FINE SILVER COIN SML TRIBUTE TO 30 YEARS
Unchanged since the very first issue in 1988, the solitary maple leaf that adorns the Silver Maple Leaf (SML) coin is widely regarded as a symbol for unparalleled artistry, craftsmanship and value. This signature design is given the royal treatment on a 2 oz. fine silver coin, as the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 30th anniversary of one of the world’s most sought-after bullion offerings.
Item Number: 163661
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 62.69
Diameter (mm): 50
Face Value: $10
Finish: Modified proof
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY: The Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates 30 years of one of the world’s most sought-after bullion coins, by re-creating the popular SML as a stunning numismatic piece.
- A DISTINCTIVE TOUCH: The eye-catching gleam of gold adds an elegant touch to the commemorative banner on the reverse, the effigy on the obverse, and the rim on both sides.
- DOUBLING UP ON SILVER: The signature symbol of Canada, the iconic maple leaf is exquisitely engraved in 2 ounces of .9999 fine silver—double the silver of the actual bullion coin.
- AN EYE-CATCHING FEATURE: Filling the field on the reverse and obverse, the repeating pattern of a maple leaf with the number “30” is a visually unique way of commemorating this special anniversary. The laser-engraved pattern diffracts light, creating a wondrous hologram-like effect that adds a luminous quality to the design.
This large-sized numismatic piece honours 30 years of history through its enhanced re-creation of the Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin. The reverse features the now-iconic image of a single maple leaf, whose superb shine and intricately etched details have remained unchanged since the SML’s debut in 1988. As an added commemorative element, a gold-plated scroll banner is gently wrapped around the base of the leaf; it bears the engraved words “30 YEARS/ANS”, which are centrally positioned between the dates “1988” and “2018”. The gold-plated rim on the reverse and obverse adds a luxurious gleam to the overall design, while the field is filled with a repeating pattern of a micro-sized maple leaf with the number “30”. This background pattern echoes one of the SML’s security features, and its unique way of diffracting light results in a hologram-like effect that adds to the beauty of this extraordinary keepsake. The obverse features the gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.