This $5 silver coin is certified to be 99.99% fine silver with a weight of 31.39 grams and a diameter of 38 millimetres. Designed by Canadian artist Jean-Louis Sirois, this coin’s reverse “Shadowleaf” image features an original and highly creative take on the perennial Canadian maple leaf design present on all Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins. The focal point is a slightly off-center, detailed and embossed maple leaf. This highly polished element is set within a gold-plated, recessed semi-circle that merges, on the image’s left side, with a large shadow outline of the same maple leaf. The reverse features the words “FINE SILVER/1 OZ/ARGENT PUR” and “CANADA,” the purity standard “9999” and a stylized “25 years/ans” celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf coin. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin that was present on coins at the time of the Silver Maple Leaf’s inception in 1988.
– A distinguished addition to any numismatic collection that celebrates not only the Canadian spirit but also the exceptional craftsmanship offered by the Royal Canadian Mint.
A unique celebration of the Royal Canadian Mint’s world-renowned Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins.
– Selective gold plating highlights the exceptional artistry of the coin’s design and the shine and beauty of the Royal Canadian Mint’s 99.99% pure silver in proof finish.
– A limited mintage of each coin is available to coin collectors worldwide.
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black beauty box.
Finished Size: 67 x 67 mm