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.