Canadian Silver Maple Leaf

  • Debut: 1988
  • Fineness: 99.99%
  • Tax Status: No sales tax
  • Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
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Buy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins online. The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is a silver bullion coin issued by the Canadian Government. The coin has been minted from 1988 until now. The Silver Maple Leaf is a legal tender with a face value of 5 Canadian dollars. The standard version of the coin is the 1 troy ounce.

The coin has a diameter of 37.97 millimeters and a thickness of 3.29 millimeters. The coin, with its serrated edge, has a silver fineness of 99.99%.  The Silver Maple Leaf has an aggregate weight of 31.11 grams. The obverse of the coin depicts the image of a youthful Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen faces the right side of the coin. She has a beaded necklace with curly hair at the edges. In 2014, new security features were introduced: radial lines and micro-engraved laser mark. “ELIZABETH II” is inscribed at the top of the coin, from the top-left to the top-right. At the bottom of the coin, the face value and the year of mintage of the coin are engraved below. For example, “5 DOLLARS 2017” for the 2017 coin. Susanna Blunt’s, designer of the obverse, initials; “SB” are inscribed on the right shoulder of the coin.

The reverse features a Maple Leaf that is centrally placed. The leaf has 11 pointed edges. It is one of the national symbols of Canada. The leaf stalk extends to the bottom of the coin almost touching the edge. The name “CANADA” is debossed on the top of the coin, extending from the top-left of the coin towards the top-right of the coin. Silver fineness, “9999” is engraved on both sides at the mid-section. “FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR” engraved from the mid-left section of the coin to the mid-right section of the coin, in a counterclockwise direction. A miniature Maple Leaf is beside the leaf stalk, on the right side.

The Royal Canadian Mint, established in 1908, produced the coin. it has its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. They also manufacture the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, Platinum Maple Leaf and Palladium Maple Leaf coin. The mint produces circulation coins for Canada and other nations. Both collectors and investors can buy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins online free from any sales tax or VAT.

Additional information


Royal Canadian Mint

Country of Origin



Maple Leaf


15.87 gm, 31.39 gm, 62.69 gm

Pure Silver Content

0.5 Troy oz, 1 Troy oz, 2 Troy oz




999 fine silver


34.00 mm, 38.00 mm, 50.00 mm


$10, $5