2016 1 oz Wolf Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Reverse Proof Coin
First release in the new 6-Coin Wild Canada Series!
As the Royal Canadian Mint’s flagship offering, Silver Maple Leaf coins are often produced in commemorative or limited mintage editions. The RCM has launched a brand new Wild Canada Series, which will feature 6 reverse proof Privy Silver Maple Leafs, released throughout the next 3 years.
Each reverse proof Silver Maple Leaf will include a privy mark commemorating each original Canadian Wildlife Series coin: the Wolf, the Grizzly, the Cougar, the Moose, the Antelope, and the Bison, in the order of their original releases.
Limited mintage of only 50,000 coins!
Individual coins ship in plastic flips
Part of the 6-coin Wild Canada Series, commemorating the original RCM Wildlife Series.
Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure silver, and features a unique wolf privy mark featured on the reverse to commemorate the original 2011 Timber Wolf coin.
Crafted in the RCM’s exceptional 99.99% pure silver with a unique reverse proof finish.
Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada. See the coin sales sheet to learn more.
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins were introduced in 1988 as the nation’s official silver bullion coin. There has been no major change to the maple leaf design on the reverse over the past 28 years, other than to add new security features.
However, starting in 2011 the Royal Canadian Mint launched a Canadian Wildlife Series, one of the first commemorative bullion issue series. Mintage of coins in the Wildlife series was limited each year to 1 million bullion versions. The series launched with a timber wolf privy, and has featured the grizzly, cougar, and moose, among other animals.
On the reverse side of the 2016 1 oz Wolf Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is the image of the iconic sugar maple, which features on the national flag and countless sports logos across the nation. To the bottom-left of the image is a small wolf privy, while additional engravings include “Canada” and the coin’s purity, weight, and metal content.
The obverse face of the coin features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, and first appeared on Canadian currency in 2004. This is the third-generation image of the Queen.
The Royal Canadian Mint was opened for the first time in 1908 to cope with the rush of gold and silver from the discovery of precious metals in the Yukon Territories. Today, the Royal Canadian Mint is a world-renowned facility with coining presses in Winnipeg and Ottawa
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