The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coin is a gorgeous example of coin mintage that is highly prized for its stunning .9999 metal purity. The reverse of the coin features the maple leaf that gives the coin its name, similar to the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin. The leaf is surrounded by a remarkable radial line pattern that is extremely hard to duplicate.
The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is collected avidly by many and has the investment potential of pure fine silver bullion. The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf was introduced in 1988, almost a decade after the gold version of the coin. The Silver Maple Leaf shares the exact same designs on both the obverse and reverse as its gold counterpart, with only Queen Elizabeth II’s image on the obverse changing over time to reflect her age.
The image of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse will be one of three designs. The original, first-generation design is included only on coins with a 1988 or 1898 year of issue, and were designed by Arnold Machin.
Dora de Pedery-Hunt created the image of Queen Elizabeth that features on the obverse of Canadian Silver Maple Leafs issued between 1990 and 2003. All coins produced between 2004 and the present feature Susanna Blunt’s third-generation image.
On the reverse of each coin is the iconic sugar maple leaf, along with engravings of the nation of issue, the coin’s purity, metal content, and weight. The obverse features the aforementioned images of Her Majesty.