Collectors can purchase Canadian Mint silver coins directly from the Royal Canadian Mint. Private dealers such as Apmex also offer silver coins from the Canadian mint for sale.
Buying directly from the Royal Canadian Mint presents some advantages for the purchaser since provenance is unquestioned and easily certified. The Mint offers a wider selection of its own products than any reseller, and the Mint sells many coins for face value.
When the Mint no longer offers an item, resellers offer an alternative source for collectors. Some resellers offer better prices than the Mint on certain items, as well as additional shipping and payment options.