2017 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin (BU) is one of the most coveted silver bullion coins in the world, bested only by the demand for and volume of American Silver Eagle coins. Introduced nearly a decade after its gold counterpart, the Silver Maple Leaf features the same designs each year as the gold version and is an excellent option for any precious metal investor. Today, the 2017 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is available.
- Ships in an individual plastic flip, mint tube of 25 coins, or mint box of 500 coins.
- 29th consecutive year of release for the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by Canadas government.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Sugar maple leaf design on the reverse.
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins share the same design features of the Gold Maple Leaf, which was introduced nine years earlier. The Silver Maple Leaf has undergone fewer changes in its history than the gold version. For example, it has always featured .9999 pure silver while the gold debuted in just .999 purity.
Conversely, the Silver Maple Leaf has less variety, being offered only in a 1 oz weight while the gold has a 1 oz and four fractional-weights. The reverse and obverse design sets are shared by both coins and never change from one year to the next.
The obverse of the 2017 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin features the 2003 depiction of Queen Elizabeth II created by Susanna Blunt. This image debuted on the Silver Maple Leaf in 2004, and is the third to appear after Arnold Machins depiction (1989-90) and Dora de Pedery-Hunts version (1990-2003).
On the reverse is the sugar maple leaf design created by Royal Canadian Mint engravers. The official emblem of Canada, the maple leaf is used by sporting teams across the nation and appears at the center of the national flag.
Each 2017 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf listed here today is in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from striking the blanks during the production process.
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908 as the sovereign mint of Canada, relieving the Royal Mint of London of its duties in striking Canadian currency. Today the mint operates its original headquarters in Ottawa and a newer facility in Winnipeg.