Following the success of the maple leaf gold bullion coins introduced in 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint started in 1988 to produce a one ounce silver maple leaf coin.
As with the gold version which are struck in fine gold, the silver maples are struck in fine silver with a purity of 99.99%. The concept of the one ounce bullion coin was to provide an easy way to purchase convenient small quantities of bullion silver in the form of coins. Additionally, the new one ounce coins, are an attractive design, made to appeal to collectors. The denomination, or face value, is five dollars Canadian.
For the 1988 and 1989 issues, the portrait used is the "decimal portrait" as used on British decimal coins since 1971. From 1990 onwards, the portrait was changed to one similar to that used on British coins from 1985 to 1997. The Royal Canadian Mint produced a new portrait of the Queen for the 2004 issue. This time we have managed to get a good photograph of these silver maples, the striation lines from polishing the dies always shows up much worse on a photo than on the actual coin.
|Weight / Size||1 Ounce|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||1|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 Fine|
|Obverse Designer||Susanna Blunt|
|Reverse Designer||RCM Engravers|
|Mint / Brand||Royal Canadian Mint|
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.
Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.
All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out.
If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.
Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.
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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows
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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products.
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