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    1988 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin (BU)

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    The most significant release of any silver bullion coin program is always the first. Other years might have higher mintage figures or bear significance as anniversary issues, but the first year will always be just that: the very first. The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf debuted in 1988, and JM Bullion currently offers the 1988 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin to you for purchase online in BU condition.

    Coin Highlights:

    • Arrives in protective plastic flips!
    • 1st-ever release of the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf!
    • Total mintage of 1,062,000 in 1988!
    • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
    • Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by Canada.
    • Obverse includes the second-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
    • Reverse bears the iconic design of the Canadian sugar maple leaf.

    Canadian Maple Leaf coins debuted in 1979 as the second-ever modern bullion coins on the market behind the South African Gold Krugerrand. The Maple Leaf Series expanded in 1988 with this debut issue of the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf.

    The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins made a splash when introduced by the Royal Canadian Mint due to the coins status as the first-ever silver bullion coin with .9999 pure silver content. Previous silver coin issues from other sovereign and private mints featured just .999 pure silver content.

    Silver Maple Leaf coins have seen mintage figures rise and fall over the years just like other coin programs. Though it has never reached the heights of the American Silver Eagle, the Silver Maple Leaf had a strong debut with these 1988 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins reaching a total mintage of 1,062,000 coins.

    On the obverse of the 1988 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. These coins feature the second-generation effigy of the Queen to appear on Canadian coinage. Created in 1965 by Arnold Machin, this design captured a demure and soft depiction of Queen Elizabeth II and was the first to featured shortened inscriptions. Previous issues bore the full engravings of Elizabeth II and Dei Gratia Regina, which translates from Latin as Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, the Queen. The Machin design of 1965-1989 featured a shortened D.G. Regina instead.

    The reverse of the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin features the same design created in 1979 by Walter Ott depicting the sugar maple leaf. An official symbol of the Canadian government and the region in general dating back over 300 years, the sugar maple leaf is surrounded here by the nation of issue, purity, metal content, and weight of the coin.

    All Canadian Silver Maple Leafs are produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. Founded in 1908, the RCM operated only a single mint location in Ottawa until 1980, at which point the Winnipeg location opened to expand coinage capacity.

    We encourage JM Bullion customers to reach out to us with questions. You can call us at 800-276-6508, or connect with us online through our live chat and email address.

    JMB ID 1820147
    Year 1988
    Mint Mark Not Shown
    Purity .9999
    Manufacturer Royal Canadian Mint
    Thickness 38 mm
    Diameter 3.29 mm
    Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
    Face Value $5 CAD
    Issuing Country Canada
    Obverse Designer Arnold Machin
    Reverse Designer Walter ott
    Edge Design Reeded
    Series Canadian Maple Leaf
    CoA No
    Mintage 1,062,000
    Packaging Type Plastic Flip
    Metal Weight 1 Troy Ounce
    Shipping Free Shipping on Orders Over $199
    When will I receive my order?+

    When you will receive your order depends primarily on three factors

    1. When we receive your payment (checks and wires must be initiated/sent by you).
      • Please note that you will receive a Paid email once your payment is received.
    2. Holding period after cleared payment.
      • Depending on your payment method, we will hold the order once payment is received and cleared. The hold periods by payment method are listed in checkout and in your confirmation email. Paper checks take the longest and are held up to five business days after payment clears.
    3. Shipping method and transit time.
      • UPS 3-Day Air is the fastest and most reliable method of shipping. These are usually delivered in 1-3 business days once in transit.
      • USPS is less consistent in both transit time and tracking accuracy.
    My package appears to have been damaged or tampered with. What should I do?+

    We recommend you refuse any shipment that appears to be damaged or tampered with as the shipping insurance ends once signed for and/or delivered. When refused, the package(s) will return to JM Bullion for inspection. If you have taken possession of a damaged or tampered package, please save all packaging and contact JM Bullion at1-800-276-6508 within 48 hours for further instructions. Failure to notify us of damage or tampering within 48 hours fromsignatureor delivery date may impact our ability to cover your claim.

    What happens if my order is lost in transit?+

    In the event, however unlikely, that your order is lost during transit we ask that you contact JM Bullion immediately. Once you contact us, we can begin the claims process. In accordance with our Terms and Conditions, you have a maximum of 3 days (72 hours) from the anticipated delivery date to contact us regarding orders that were lost during transit. If your items cannot be recovered, you are entitled to a reimbursement. Assuming you contact us within 3 days (72 hours), you are entitled to a full reimbursement of your loss in accordance with the specific shippers insurance policy.

    Will I need to sign for my package?+

    Orders under $1000 will not require a signature unless that option is selected and paid for at checkout. Orders over $1000 will always require a signature for delivery. Please note, per our Terms and Conditions, once a package shows delivered, our responsibility ends. Please be available and attentive to receive the package when the courier arrives. Due to COVID 19, couriers are not always getting the signature.

    What happens if my order is damaged in transit?+

    Though unlikely, if your order is damaged during transit and/or any items are missing we require you to contact JM Bullion immediately so we can begin the claims process. If you have taken possession of a shipment that is damaged and/or is missing items, you have 2 days (48 hours) from the date of delivery to contact us as stated in our Terms and Conditions.

    Do you ship internationally?+

    We only ship to U.S. addresses (including P.O. Boxes and APO addresses). We do not ship to U.S. territories.

    Do I have to ship my order to my billing address?+

    Depending on your method of payment, it is possible to have your order shipped to an address other than your billing address. If you pay with paper check, bank wire, ACH, Ethereum, Ripple, or bitcoin, you may have your order shipped wherever you please, with two exceptionsUPS locations and mail forwarding locations. If you pay with a credit/debit card, it depends on your order history. For credit cards, put the order through with your billing address as the shipping address, and then call us to see if we can change it to an alternate. If you pay via PayPal, your order must ship to a PayPal Verified address.

    How will I know when my order ships?+

    We will notify you by email once your order ships. You can also check the current status by logging in to your account or using ourTrack An Orderpage.

    How do I choose my shipping method?+

    You may choose how your order is shipped during the checkout process. In the last section of the checkout page, 4 Shipping Method, you will see the available shipping options for your order. If your purchase is eligible for free shipping, the pre-selected option will be base shipping, which is either USPS or UPS at our choice. If you would like to upgrade your shipping, you may choose one of the other options for a small fee. Simply click on the circle next to the shipping method you desire, and your order will be shipped via that method.

    How long do I have to wait for my USPS tracking to update before you will file a claim?+

    USPS does not consider a package lost or stolen until fifteen (15) days have passed since the last tracking update (excluding Sundays and federal holidays). In the unlikely event your tracking does not update by the fifteenth day, we will be allowed to initiate the claims process. Prior to that, all we can do is notify USPS of the situation.

    If your tracking stops updating, please contact us within five (5) business days of the last tracking update so our Claims Department can contact USPS.

    If my order includes an item on presale, will the in-stock items ship first?+

    Unfortunately, due to the way insurance is applied to an order, everything must ship at the same time (i.e., in-stock items must await shipment until all presale items have arrived). Your order will ship in its entirety within 24-72 hours of our receiving the presale item. An email notification will be sent when your order ships.

    Do you ship to US territories?+

    We do not ship to US territories. Due to special requirements set by the postal systems, we are unable to ship outside of U.S. states.

    What does “No Will Call” mean?+

    All UPS shipments ship with a No Will Call restriction, meaning the package cannot be picked up from a UPS location. This is a precaution to prevent orders from being fraudulently intercepted.

    UPS will make three delivery attempts. If nobody is available at the delivery address to sign and accept delivery, the package will be returned to us.

    Where do you ship orders from?+

    All orders will ship from our warehouse in Las Vegas, Nevada. We mask our return address on all packages as to not give away the contents of the package.

    Do you offer UPS shipping to Alaska and Hawaii?+

    No, we do not. The costs in shipping to these places is extremely prohibitive, so we utilize USPS on all shipments.

    Do we ship to P.O. Boxes?+

    Yes! When products are shipped via the United States Postal Service, we can ship to a P.O. Box. Please note that insurance on shipments to P.O. Boxes ends as soon as the package shows delivered.

    Do you ship to UPS store?+

    No. UPS 3-Day Air service excludes shipments to UPS Stores, Mail Stores, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, APO addresses, and P.O. Boxes.

    Is my package insured while in transit?+

    JM Bullion fully insures all its shipments. Should anything happen while your package is in transit to you, it will be covered by our insurance policy subject to the conditions set forth in this Section 13 of our Terms and Conditions. Please read this section of the Terms and Conditions carefully.

    If we determine the package is lost or damaged, we file a claim. We reserve the right to re-ship your items or refund your money at our discretion.

    How do you ship orders?+

    Orders are shipped in inconspicuous packaging via either USPS or UPS.* All shipments are fully insured. Our shipping policy, which is based on order size, can be viewedhere.

    *UPS 3-Day Air excludes Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, UPS Store, and APO addresses. No Will Call pickups permitted.Saturday service not included.

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