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One of the most famous silver bullion coin in the market at low premium above the silver price
Silver Maple Leaf is the most appreciated coin among silver bullion investors, after the Silver Eagle. Its sharp design which features Canada’s national emblem make it instantly recognisable worldwide. This coins is backed by the Royal Canadian Mint for its silver content and fineness.
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Buy silver maple leaf today and start investing in physical silver with GerrardsBullion. The 1oz silver maple leaf is one of the most renowned silver bullion coin available for precious metals investors. As the official sovereign coin of Canada, it is available for sale at low premium above the silver price.
The reverse features the iconic maple leaf symbol, national emblem of Canada. This leaf comes from the acer, or maple, Canada’s National Tree. The reverse design is extremely detailed, including texture and veins of the leaf. The purity ” .9999 ” and the word ” FINE SILVER ” and its french translation ” ARGENT PUR ” are also indicated.
The obverses shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Three different effigies of the Queen exist, as she has moved through her monarchy. Her portrait progresses from youth to old age. The inscription ” D.G REGINA “, translated by ” Queen by the Grace of God ” surrounds the portrait. The face value 5 Canadian Dollars is also mentioned below the portrait.
The Silver Maple Leaf is one of the most popular silver coin in the market. It contains 1 troy ounce and have a face value of $5 Canadian Dollars. The Royal Mint produces this coin in .9999 pure silver since 1988. Therefore, it is one of the purest silver coin ever made in the world. Buy silver Maple Leaf gives you the guarantee to acquire a unique silver bullion coin. Here are some of its characteristics:
The design of the silver Maple Leaf is one of the most spectacular among silver coins. Through closer inspection of the reverse, we can observe the sharpness of the detail. The leaf’s veins or the monarch’s hair and skin are examples of engraving precision. These aspect highlights the beauty of the coin.
The brand new silver Maple Leaf features a new effect and texture to its surface. The new radial lines incorporated in both sides add a shining effect to its blank. As a result, this new bullion finish makes the coin even more appealing. Moreover it makes this silver coin more resistant to white spotting.
The Royal Canadian Mint introduced a new microscopic mintmark since 2012, using a new advanced laser technology. The new design incorporates a new micro-engraved leaf with the year of issue at the bottom of the coin. This advanced visual security feature adds authenticity and ensure the uniqueness of your coin.
The Silver Maple Leaf was introduced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1988, 10 years after the Gold Maple Leaf. It features the same design than its gold version.
The design of the silver maple leaf coin is a tribute to the history and culture of Canada. The maple leaf is a reference to the abundant maple trees that the first Canadian settlers encountered. The design of this coin symbolises many of its nation’s core beliefs. In addition, the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II reminds viewers of Canada’s previous status under the British empire. It emphasises the allegiance of Canada to the Royal Monarchy.
Silver Maple Leaf are only available in 1 ounce, unlike the gold version available in five different fractional weights. They are manufactured in large quantities (34.3 millions in 2015 compared to 1.15 millions at its launch in 1988).
Silver coins are a great product for both investors and collectors alike. In fact, each silver bullion coins features a specific design, unique and inspired from its country of origin. Moreover, some silver coins series like the Australian kangaroo or the Chinese Panda have a design that change every year. Collectors will enjoy to look for all the variants of such coins, in order to create a complete coin set.
In most cases, buying silver coins or bars will be a matter of preferences. The choice will depend on your investment goals. Silver coins have usually a higher premium. However, more and more Private and Government Mints produce silver coins in large volume. Therefore, most of the silver bullion coins are now available at prices close to spot, including a low premium.
An other benefit of silver coins is their practicality. Silver coins are easier to trade than bars, because of their high market liquidity.
Finally, some silver coins have additional tax additional benefits. To illustrate, silver Britannia are a good choice for british investors because they are exempt of Capital Gain Tax (CGT). This is due to their legal tender status in UK. Similarly, Silver Eagle can be used in IRA plans for US citizens.
These aspects make silver bullion coins a good investment choice as opposed to bars.
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31.1035 grams ( 1 troy ounce )
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31.1035 grams ( 1 troy ounce )
5 Canadian Dollars
38.00 mm / 3.29 mm
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