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The Canadian Maple Leaf series of coins has remained one of the most widely distributed bullion programs anywhere in the world. The flagship silver coin for the Royal Canadian Mint, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, enjoys worldwide recognition and acclaim for its remarkable .9999 fine silver content. That means these coins are struck from 99.99% pure silver. In addition, each of these legal tender coins has a face value of 5 Dollars and contains a total of 1 troy ounce of fine silver. These 2016 Brilliant Uncirculated 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins are backed by the full faith and credit of the Canadian government.
The reverse design shows the classic Walter Ott design of a maple leaf, the national symbol of Canada. The maple leaf is centered in the design and is shown in fantastic detail, with every rib and vein of the leaf clearly visible. The issuing nation "CANADA" runs along the top rim, while the purity is represented by "9999" placed on either side of the maple leaf at the center of the coin. The composition specifications are listed across the bottom half of the rim, reading, "FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR." A miniature maple leaf emblem sits just above, a special security feature that bears the number "16" (for the year 2016) inside of the leaf.
The obverse shows Susanna Blunt's right-facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty's name is inscribed at the top rim, while the denomination "5 DOLLARS" and the year-date "2016" are found at the bottom rim. Both sides of the coin feature an attractive radial line finish that not only adds to the eye appeal of the design, but is also an anti-counterfeiting technique that makes it virtually impossible to fake. The coin's edge is reeded.
The Royal Canadian Mint became the first major mint in the world to issue its silver bullion coins with extra-pure .9999 fine silver. This is only one among many other refining achievements for the RCM. Nonetheless, the Silver Maple continues to be one of the most popular silver coins anywhere in the world, with tens of millions of ounces sold each year! Gainesville Coins keeps plenty of 2016 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf (Brilliant Uncirculated) coins in stock, so you can stack silver from one of the most reliable mints anywhere on the planet!