1oz Canadian Maple Leaf 9999 Silver Legal Tender Coins
The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf is considered one of the most beautiful Silver coins in the world, with a classic design and high .9999 fine Silver bullion content. These coins are loved by collectors worldwide. Coin Highlights: Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver. Multiples of 25 are packaged in mint tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic. Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs. Obverse: Features the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II. Reverse: Displays one of Canada's most popular symbols, the maple leaf, as well as the weight and purity of the Silver bullion coin Product Specification Product ID:1090 Year:Random Grade:Brilliant Unc Grade Service:None Denomination:$5 Mint Mark:Not Shown - RCM Metal Content:1 troy oz Purity:.9999 Manufacturer:Royal Canadian Mint Thickness:3.29 mm Diameter:38 mm Inner Pack:25 History The history of 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coins Today, all 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coins are produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in Canada. Buying Silver coins was very different in the 1800s, because for the first 50 years, from 1858 to 1908, all Canadian circulation coins were produced at the Royal Mint in London or a private mint in Birmingham, England, the Heaton Mint. Before Canadian coins could be produced on Canadian soil, a mint had to be constructed at the proposed site in Ottawa. After completion, Lord Grey and his wife Lady Grey activated the presses on Jan. 2, 1908, and the new mint began producing an array of Canadian coins, which eventually led to the production of Silver Canadian Leafs and other fine Canadian bullion.