This coin’s design is based on the iconic Maple Leaf bullion coins the Mint has produced since it introduced its first gold bullion coin in 1979. The Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin was introduced in 1988. It immediately set a new standard as the world’s first 99.99% pure silver bullion coin. It bears the same reverse design as the Gold Maple Leaf—a highly recognizable image created by Master Engraver Walter Ott.
- A CANADIAN ICON! The maple leaf celebrates our great nation in all its beauty and diversity, and partakes of the rich heritage of the Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin.
- PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver!
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The reverse design for this coin reproduces Master Engraver Walter Ott’s maple leaf from the Mint’s original 1979 bullion coin. This design remains in use on all Royal Canadian Mint bullion coins to this day. The obverse includes the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
- The Royal Canadian Mint first entered the global bullion coin market in 1979 with its Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin. At the time, the worldwide quality standard was 99.9% purity. Canada’s bullion coins immediately set themselves apart on the world stage for its purity—other metal alloys were absent in our bullion. Four years later, the Mint set a new global standard, a 99.99% pure Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin.