For 25 years, the iconic Silver Maple Leaf has been a highly sought-after Royal Canadian Mint bullion investment coin. This pure silver numismatic coin with selective gold plating celebrates the Silver Maple Leaf’s beauty and success since its introduction in 1988.
Designed by Canadian artist Jean-Louis Sirois, this coin’s reverse “Shadowleaf” image features an original and highly creative take on the perennial Canadian maple leaf design present on all Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins. The focal point is a slightly off-center, detailed and embossed maple leaf. This highly polished element is set within a gold-plated, recessed semi-circle that merges, on the image’s left side, with a large shadow outline of the same maple leaf.
- A Mint first! Selective gold plating on this large 5 oz Silver Coin makes it highly sought after and extremely collectible.
- The exceptional and uniquely textured matte proof field is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship offered by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- This one-of-a-kind collectible features the anniversary dating of 1988-2013 and Her Majesty’s effigy as seen at the time of the Silver Maple Leaf’s introduction in 1988.
- Including the commemorative “25 Yrs/Ans” mark, this coin is an excellent addition to 2013’s sold-out Silver Maple Leaf collection.
Item Number: 127099
Face Value: 50 dollars
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 157.6
Diameter (mm): 65.25
Finish: Matte proof with selective gold plating
Artist: Jean Louis Sirois
Advertising Date: October 1st, 2013
Launch Date: October 8, 2013
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a graphic beauty box.
Finished size: 120 mm x 120 mm
Complete Certificate Text:
Celebrating 25 Years of the Royal Canadian Mint’s World-Renowned Silver Maple Leaf
When the Royal Canadian Mint introduced its first Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin in 1988, the coin’s beauty and purity made it an instant success. Since that first release, the Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin has been minted annually with one troy ounce (31.1 grams) of 9999 fine silver and a face value of 5 Dollars—the highest face value on the market for any comparable silver bullion coin.
In addition to its metal weight, purity, and face value, the coin’s reverse design has consistently featured the emblematic maple leaf – a Canadian icon that remains a favourite for collectors around the world. This coin celebrates the iconic Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin with an exciting variation on Walter Ott’s traditional maple leaf reverse image for this flagship Royal Canadian Mint product. In addition, the obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the 1988 original.