A true bargain!
Thanks to the Royal Canadian Mint, we can bring you this
- the first-ever half-ounce numismatic SML
ever issued individually! Better yet, we can offer it at an extremely
(for now) - with no order limit (again, for now)! After the
near-instantaneous sellouts of the Maple
Forever Silver and Gold Kilograms
, the Mint has seen fit to
make this beautiful, one-year-only Maple
design affordable for
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multi-year Maple Leaf Forever program!
For investment-minded coin collectors, we note the low mintage limit of
just 100,000 - far lower than the annual mintage for any standard, one
This ensures that this pure silver specimen will be
difficult to locate in years to come. Also, please note the large
planchet and tableau - 34 mm in diameter, nearly the same size as a
U.S. silver dollar!
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The Maple Leaf Forever - Symbol
of a Nation's Spirit
From backpackers in Berlin to peacekeepers in Pakistan, Canadians are
immediately identifiable by a singular image they faithfully sport on
pins, badges, and appliqués: the maple
. This botanical symbol has represented Canada and
Canadians for nearly three hundred years.
Historians generally recognize the adoption of the maple leaf by
Quebec’s Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste in
1836 as the first official use of the symbol to represent an element of
Canadian culture. The symbol was soon popularized in print, song, and
in the small emblems (such as lapel pins) with which Canadian residents
of various origins honored their homelands. The English had their
roses, the Scots their thistle, the Irish their shamrocks, and the
French their fleur-de-lis - but native-born Canadians quickly chose the
sturdy yet ornate maple leaf.
The idea of including the maple leaf on Canada’s national
flag took root with Lester B. Pearson in World
when he noted that every Canadian battalion had included some form of
the maple leaf in its insignia. Fifty years later, in 1965, under his
leadership as prime minister, Canada’s famous red-and-white maple
addition to the maple leaf’s presence on various provincial
flags and coats of arms, the country’s coinage has featured
leaves, wreaths, and boughs in various forms for most of
history. In fact, the maple leaf was present on all Canadian coins from
1876 to 1901. Since that time, it has always appeared on Canadian
pennies, and numerous other Canadian numismatic coins.
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It Simply Adds Up
Do the math:
Maple Leaf + High Face Value +
Significant Precious Metal Content + Low Price + Mintage Limit = No-Risk Winner
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The Specimen Finish
This coin features the uniquely-Canadian "specimen" finish, a
three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area
or relief) includes both brilliant and mirrored surfaces, while the
fields (background) are subtly striated, resulting in a contrasting,
matte appearance. No other mint in the world employs the specimen
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sets featuring the unique, Canadian specimen finish!
Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also
the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999
fineness. This silver specimen coin is 99.99% pure!
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The coin is encapsulated
inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined
black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An
individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.