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Canadian Silver Maple Leaf

The Canadian Silver Silver Maple Leaf is a series of silver bullion coins issued by Canada. It has a static design every year and mostly comes in 1 troy oz of silver. Variation for this coin includes proof (1989 only), privy marks, coloured maple leaf (has a different design than regular maple leaf) and holographic enhancement (5 Coin Set – 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz, 1/20 oz). A single-issue 10 oz version was produced in 1998 to mark the 10th anniversary of the coin series. The face value of the 1 oz coin is 5 Canadian Dollars, the highest among other silver bullions. During the month of February, 2008, the market value of the coin was approximately 20 Canadian dollars. The purity of the coin is 99.99% silver, also the highest among other bullions which have a 99.90% standard. The program started in 1988 and is on-going today.

In 1999, all Silver Maple Leaf coins that were issued came with a Privy Mark to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Maple Leaf program. The following year, all coins for the year 2000 featured a Privy Mark with Fireworks and the number 2000. Another Silver Maple Leaf was issued to commemorate the Millennium. These coins were produced for January 1, 2000 and the Privy Mark consisted of Fireworks as well. The coins were double dated 1999 and 2000. The coin is struck by the Royal Canadian Mint.

According to the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins (62nd edition, 2007), standard Silver Maple Leafs differ from their Gold and Platinum counterparts in generating collector demand, with the 1996 and 1997 mintings in particular fetching higher prices due to limited pressings (for example, just under 101,000 for the 1997 Maple Leaf compared with more than 1.2 million pressed of the 1999 edition).

some of the privy mark maple leaf were stock only in europe.

Obverse: The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. There are three different versions, a young head version, an old head version, and an older head version. The year of issue and the face value of 5 dollars is also displayed on this side.

Reverse: Picture of a maple leaf. On some variations there are also a small privy mark on the lower half of the coin or colour enhancement








There is also a Gold Maple Leaf series issued in the same design as the silver one.



Bulk Uncirculated Bullion Coins

Silver Maple Leaf

Year Mintage
1988 1,155,931
1989 3,332,200
1990 1,708,800
1991 644,300
1992 343,800
1993 1,133,900
1994 889,946
1995 326,244
1996 250,445
1997 100,970
1998 591,359
1999 1,229,442
2000 403,652
2001 398,563
2002 576,196
2003 684,750
2004 680,925
2005 955,694
2006 2,464,727
2007 3,526,052
2008 TBA
2008 Olympic TBA
2009 TBA

Special Edition Coins

Silver Maple Leaf

Coloured Silver Maple Leaf

Year Description Artist Mintage Issue Price
2001 Autumn (Autumn Red) Debbie Adams 49,709 $34.95
2002 Spring (Summer Green) N/A 29,509 $34.95
2003 Summer (Sugar Maple) Stan Witten 29,416 $34.95
2004 Winter (Red Maple) Stan Witten 26,848 $39.95
2005 Bigleaf Maple Stan Witten 27,000 $39.95
2006 Silver Maple Stan Witten 20,000 $45.95
2007 Sugar Maple Stan Witten 20,000 $49.95

Hologram Silver Maple Leaf

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2001 Maple of Good Fortune N/A 29,817 $59.99
2003 Maple of Good Fortune N/A 29,731 $39.99
2005 Maple of Hope Toan Nguyen 25,000 $39.95
2007 Maple of Long Life Jianping Yan 15,000 $45.95

Olympic Maple Leaf

  • The Royal Canadian Mint and the International Olympic Committee have reached an agreement on Olympic Gold and Silver Maple Leaf coins. The announcement was made on August 3, 2007 and the agreement allows the RCM to strike bullion coins with the emblems of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The issue will consist of two coins: one Gold Maple Leaf coin and a Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin and both coins will feature the date of 2008. The new agreement means that the RCM is now selling Olympic coins through all of its major business lines: bullion, circulation, numismatics.

Privy Mark Silver Maple Leaf

Privy Mark Sets

Year Privy Mark Artist Mintage Issue Price Special Notes
1998 90th Anniversary of the RCM Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 13,025 N/A Sold by RCM
1998 RCMP Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 25,000 N/A Made for Canada Post
1998 Year of the Tiger Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 25,000 N/A Made for MTB Bank
1998 Titanic Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 26,000 $29.95 Made for Dillon Gage
1999 Year of the Rabbit Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 25,000 N/A Made for MTB Bank
2000 Expo Hanover Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 15,000 N/A N/A
2000 Year of the Dragon Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 25,000 N/A Made for MTB Bank
2001 Year of the Snake Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 25,000 N/A N/A
2002 Year of the Horse Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 25,000 N/A N/A
2003 Year of the Goat Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 25,000 N/A N/A
2004 Alphonse Desjardins Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 15,000 $39.95 Sold by La Caisse Desjardins
2004 D-Day Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 12,485 $39.95 Included Certificate of Authenticity
2004 Year of the Monkey Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 25,000 N/A N/A
2005 Liberation of the Netherlands Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 3,500 $45.95 Euros Made for Royal Dutch Mint
2005 VE Day Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 7,000 $39.95 Sold in US by Jerry Morgan
2005 Victory in Japan Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 7,000 $39.95 Sold in US by Jerry Morgan
2005 Year of the Rooster Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 15,000 $24.95 N/A
2006 Year of the Dog Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 10,000 N/A N/A
2007 Year of the Boar Walter Ott, RCM Engravers 8,000 N/A Lowest Mintage for Chinese New Year Privy Mark
2008 Year of the RAT Walter Ott, RCM Engravers ?? ???? N/A NA
Year Description Artist Mintage Issue Price Description
2004 Privy Mark Set RCM Staff 13,859 $99.95 5 Coin Set – 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz, 1/20 oz
2004 Zodiac Set RCM Staff 5,000 $368.88 Each coin in the set carries one of the twelve signs of the Zodiac

Anniversary Maple Leafs

Year Description Artist Mintage Issue Price Description
2005 60th Anniversary of End of the Second World War Peter Mossman 25,000 $39.95 Features a specimen finish

The following coins are not considered Maple Leaves, but are fractional silver coins made by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Silver Maple Leaf Special Issues

Year Description Artist Mintage Issue Price Description
2004 Arctic Foxes Claude D'Angelo 13,694 $89.95 4 Coin Set – $5, $4, $3, $2 Face Values
2005 Lynx N/A N/A $89.95 4 Coin Set – $5, $4, $3, $2 Face Values

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