From the well-established Royal Canadian Mint the 2012 1 oz Canadian Maple Leaf is stuck in .9999 fine silver, these coins are some of the purest bullion coins in the world. They come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Silver Maples carry a legal tender value of 5 Canadian dollars, the highest of all international 1 oz silver bullion coins.
The Silver Maple Leaf was first released in 1988, and has since been released annually. The silver edition is also accompanied by gold and platinum versions, each with varying designs throughout the years. Two thousand and twelve marks the diamond jubilee birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, who is featured on the obverse of all Silver Maples. Her reign spanned for more than 60 years, making it the second longest in England's monarchy.
The reverse of the 2012 Silver Maple bears the coin's namesake, the iconic Canadian maple leaf. Internationally recognized, the maple leaf is an accepted symbol of the Canadian government. Like its predecessors, this coin is struck with the phrase "Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pure" along the lower rim. This phrase has appeared on all Silver Maples since their debut. The fineness is also featured predominantly on either side of the leaf.