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Silver Maple Leaf coins are official guaranteed silver bullion coins of Canada.
The Royal Canadian Mint began striking the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin in 1988 and these silver Canadian coins remain the official .9999 silver coin of Canada. Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins are considered by many silver bullion industry experts as one of the best silver coins you can buy in the physical silver bullion marketplace.
Over 200,000,000 ounces of Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins have been purchased by investors and coin collectors around the globe.
The Canadian government guarantees that each Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin contains .9999 fine silver bullion with its explicit 1 troy ounce weight struck on this silver coin in both English and French. Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police enforces the government’s Canadian silver Maple Leaf coin guarantee.
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin values are heavily influenced by the world’s fluctuating silver spot price.
When physical silver bullion supplies cannot properly meet silver bullion investor demand, the price premiums per Silver Maple Leaf coin over the silver spot price can increase sharply. For example, in the fall of 2008 during the Financial Crisis, the bullion industry suffered a silver coin shortage which resulted in some Silver Maple Leaf coin price premiums to spike +40% over the then fluctuating silver spot price.
These official Canadian silver bullion coins also have low legal tender face values when compared to their precious metal content price. A low legal tender face value helps assure these .9999 fine silver coins do not actively circulate nor compete with Canada’s current fiat currency, the Canadian dollar.
In terms of overall sales volumes, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins are the 2nd most popular silver bullion coins currently minted by a government (the US Mint’s American Silver Eagle Coin is #1 most popular).
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins demand some of the silver bullion industry’s highest silver coin prices when sold to a silver coin dealer (the price silver dealers are bidding or buying these 1 oz Canadian silver coins back from investors).
In general, silver dealers like Kitco Metals pay a price premium per ounce over the fluctuating silver spot price when buying Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins back from individual investors.
Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz Silver Coins also demand some of the highest silver selling prices amongst other competing government silver coins or silver bullion bars. Even with tranquil and nonvolatile markets, it is quite common to see Silver Maple coins sell for double digit (https://online.kitco.com/buy/3104/1-oz-Silver-Canadian-Maple-Leaf-Coin-9999-3104 premiums (+10%) over the world’s fluctuating silver spot price.
In summation, a Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin’s price per ounce will usually be both slightly higher when your (1) buying and (2) selling them than compared to other less popular silver coins, silver rounds, or silver bullion bars.
The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin’s front features the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen ELIZABETH II. Her Majesty’s effigy is accompanied by engravings of her name, the year of coin mintage, and the Canadian legal tender $5 CAD face value of this .9999 fine 1 oz silver coin.
The back face or reverse of a Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin features the iconic Canadian Maple Leaf as well as the explicit stamping of ‘9999 FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR 9999’ (written in English and French respectively).
For bullion investors concerned about receiving authentic physical silver bullion items, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin is perhaps the most highly recognized and trusted silver coin in the bullion industry today.
In 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced micro laser engravings on their popular Silver Maple Leaf coins. On the reverse or back of the modern bullion Silver Maple Leaf coin you can now find a miniature micro-engraved maple leaf symbol below the larger more obvious maple leaf stamping. With magnification one can better see that struck within the center of this mini maple leaf marking, a two-digit number illustrates the coin’s 21st Century year of issuance. For example the first year this anti-counterfeit fake silver protection measure was put into place, the number ‘14’ was stamped in this mini maple leaf feature to illustrate the coin’s 2014 year of mintage making counterfeit attempts even more difficult.
Also from the year 2014 onwards, the Canadian Mint added micro-radial lines to the backgrounds of both sides of this official Silver Maple Leaf coin. This also makes successful counterfeiting less likely due to the coin striking precision required to duplicate the fine taper micro lines running throughout this Canadian silver coin’s obverse and reverse backgrounds.
Finally the Royal Canadian Mint also recently introduced their unique Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology to combat fake silver and counterfeit silver coins.
The Bullion DNA program (Digital Non-destructive Activation) at the Canadian Mint makes sure every Silver Maple Leaf coin is engraved with a textured maple leaf mark. This mark is then micro-engraved with laser technology. This micro-engraving is then scanned and recorded at the Canadian Mint. Investors can then use the Canadian Mints Bullion DNA reading product to scan their Silver Maple Leaf coins minted 2015 and later. This scanning will compare the original silver coin’s mark scanned in the Canadian Mint’s database to let the user know if the silver coin is indeed authentic or not.
All these unique cutting edge bullion industry security features make Silver Maple Leaf coins perhaps the best silver coin to buy.
Safe shipment of silver bullion coins and bars in the mail is more common than you might think.
The majority of our customers take fully insured, physical silver delivery to their door or preferred mailing addresses.
Upon fully cleared payment of your order with Kitco, your silver coins or bullion bars are secured tightly in nondescript packaging. All parcels are shipped with full insurance, postal tracking, and adult signature requirements.
You can elect to deliver and store your silver coins and bullion bars safely and securely with Kitco’s Allocated Storage Program.
Kitco offers multiple third party non-bank silver vault options all fully insured, segregated, and allocated as your property at all times.
Our network of top-tier silver vaults includes some of the most secure silver storage facilities located in Canada, Hong Kong, the United States (COMEX approved), and the Cayman Islands (certain conditions apply).
Keep your physical silver bullion purchases safe outside of the banking and financial systems with our Silver Storage Solutions.
Since around the year 2000, there has been a general increase in silver prices in virtually all currencies with record numbers of silver coins being sold to the investing public.
Both during and following the 2008 Financial Crisis, the trend of online silver dealers selling silver coins and bullion bars to the investing public has dramatically increased as well.
It has become quite common for investors to buy silver online in order to better diversify risks to their wealth and investment portfolios.
Finding a trusted local or online silver coin dealer who promptly delivers quality silver coins and bullion bars at fair and reasonable prices can be difficult. We have been working in the silver bullion industry for over 40 years and seen many local and online silver coin dealers come and go.
Since 1977, Kitco has been buying and selling silver and other physical precious metal bullion and scrap. We are the world’s #1 silver news website and a trusted online bullion and silver coin dealer.
Want more information on how to buy and sell gold? How to buy and sell silver? Please reach out to our first class Sales Associates by email or by phone, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or using 1 877 775-4826 (US and Canada), 1 514 313-9999 (Worldwide).