in 1988, who knew that these would become the most
popular and collected series of Canadian coins in history? Now,
years later, the mint is again making history with this stunning, pure
proof with an unique, ultra
, one-year-only Sugar
leaves design! The Mint's first
piedfort SML in three years
(and only the second piedfort
silver maple ever!), this coin
features a handsome, one-year-only maple leaf design, commissioned
specifically for this anniversary from Canadian artist Jean Louis
more significant is
the tremendously low mintage
limit of only 10,000,
creating a exclusive opportunity for the
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Silver Maple Leaf 25th Anniversary Program!
Click here for the first ever Piedfort
Silver Maple, the 2010 High Relief Reverse Proof SML!
for the hard-to-find 2013 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf with 24-K
Note - Because
of the popularity of Silver Maple Leaf and the very low mintage limit,
a quick sell
out was expected and has occurred on pre-release! We recommend
action if you wish to
secure one of these proof maples for your collection. Do not delay!
Don't forget these three great Canadian Silver Sets!
Hologram Silver Maple Leaf Fractional SML 5-Coin Set
Farewell to the Penny Pure Silver 5-Coin Set
Maple 25th Fractional SML 5-Coin Set
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Buy This Coin?
• It is only the second high
Silver Maple Leaf ever!
• Purest silver in the world - this Silver Maple Leaf is four 9s pure
• Total worldwide mintage is only 10,000! We expect
go quickly at the mint and increase in the aftermarket!
• Given its unique status, low mintage, and high profile, this will
become one of the keys to the entire SML series.
• Every Silver Maple Leaf collector needs the unique one-ounce
here for more dramatic ultra high relief stunners!
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The Orange Sugar Maple
The pride and joy of maple syrup producers in Vermont, Ontario and
Quebec (but present as far east as Nova Scotia and as far south as the
state of Georgia), the Orange
is recognized around the world as the source of the sweetest, clearest
maple syrup. It takes a great deal of work to produce this tree’s
sweet, golden bounty: one quart (one liter) of syrup requires boiling
down 10 gallons (40 liters) of sap!
A large-leafed, long-lived tree that often tops 115 feet (35 m) in
height, the sugar
can live for 200 years! The shape of its five-lobed leaf is
recognizable around the world; a stylized version of its leaf is found
at the center of the Canadian
Autumn in a forest dominated by sugar maples is an extraordinary sight.
Intense rainbows of yellow, orange, red, and purple seem to set the
countryside aflame in regions where sugar maples grow. Native
were long attracted to the sugar maple
for its savory sap, sweet flowers, and close-grained hardwood.
But the leaves and sap are not the only prized features of the Sugar
Maple. Sugar Maple wood is exceptionally hard, making it a material of
choice for furniture-makers and producers of hardwood flooring, as well
as makers of other notable products, including bowling pins and alley
floors, basketball courts, baseball bats, violins, guitars, and drums.
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Hard to find and popular
with collectors for more than a century,
piedforts are highly sought after. We get asked all the time, "What is
a piedfort?" There are two different, but related, stories of the
origin of the word "piedfort". The first says that it literally means
"strong foot" in French (from pied
foot and fort
strong). The second says this word was appropriated by the mint
centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" or "heavy weight". In both cases,
the sense of serious heft to the coin is obvious.
Often the word "piedfort" is translated as "double-thick", but this is
neither a literal translation nor a precisely accurate definition.
Numismatically speaking, any coin that is 50% or more thicker than a
standard version qualifies as a piedfort
although some piedforts are, indeed, twice as thick as normal.
Finally, the age-old question, "How is the word pronounced?" Coming
from French, it is not pronounced as it is spelled; that is, don't say,
"pide - fort". Rather, "pee - ay - four" (three syllables) is a good
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We are often asked about investments in the under $200 price
range, but it is sometimes difficult to find an inexpensive silver
coins with sure-fire prospects. Here is the exception. The second-ever piedfort Silver
, with a total worldwide mintage of only 10,000, is
recommended as a buy and hold. Remember,
every SML collector needs this coin, so it's a sure bet that there
won't be enough to go around and that the Mint will sell out much
sooner than later. Because
of the exceptionally low mintage limit and uniqueness within the SML
series, we believe that this coin will become a key to the entire
Don't delay on this one, or you will regret it
Ultra-low mintage, an unique, one-year-only one troy ounce Silver
Leaf design, ultra
, the purest silver on the
planet, and frosted proof finish, all in a handsome, burgundy
leatherette case -
more do we have to say?!?!
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Mint Fractional Sets!
Technology Note -
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 proof coin is 99.99% pure!
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, one year only sugar
design by Canadian artist Jean Louis Sirois.
The legends 9999 and FINE SILVER 1 OZ guarantees the weight and purity.
The date is also indicated.
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Her Majesty, Queen
in profile facing
right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on
Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend
ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God")
and denomination also appear.
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coins from Canada!