With its innovative security features and extraordinary elegance, the 2014 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is a stellar example of the Royal Canadian’s Mint’s craftsmanship and design expertise.
Struck from one ounce of .9999 pure silver, the reed-edged coin boasts images that are both iconic and tinged with patriotic reverence. The two sides are married in a sophisticated composition that weaves security enhancements right into the coin’s artistry for a dynamic design that replaces the former bullion finish.
The maple leaf design is textured to reveal a pattern of radial lines that have been struck to achieve a brilliant light-diffracting effect; in short, this coin appears to glow which is one of its most singular highlights. The coin’s purity mark flanks either side of the leaf and the inscriptions “CANADA, 1 OZ ARGENT PUR, FINE SILVER” encircle the leaf design.
The obverse design showcases Queen Elizabeth II in profile and wearing pearls. Its rim reads “ELIZABETH II, 5 DOLLARS, 2014.” The smooth image of the queen was wrought in contrast to the radial-line filled background, a design feature that complements the reverse side as well. In both cases the radial finish results in a coin that appears illuminated and altogether stunning.
Aside from its elegant appearance, this coin also embodies state-of-the-art security features adopted by the Royal Canadian Mint. Each coin has a micro-engraved laser mark denoting the mintage year intricately incorporated into the maple leaf design; the mark “14” is only visible, of course, under magnification. The radial lines replace the previous bullion finish of Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins and diminish the possibility of counterfeiting.
The evolved design, its updated security features, and its purity make this coin an extraordinary example of the mint’s continued excellence. For packaging and delivery, individual coins will be shipped in sleeves or tubes. Quantities with intervals of 25 are shipped in sealed tubes. When buying 500 or more coins, a sealed Monster Box of 20 tubes will be shipped.
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins are also IRA-eligible as precious metals. Having selected a precious metals depository of your choice, your investment account may be initiated in as few as two business days.
If you would like to learn more about how to buy 2014 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins or if you would like to find out more information about any of our products, we welcome you to contact us via our contact page, live chat, or by phone at 800-276-6508. Be sure to keep an eye out for the brand new 2015 Silver Maple Leaf Coin which we expect to be available on presale sometime in November 2014.