With millions of silver bullion coins produced on an annual basis, it is no surprise that the Royal Canadian Mint’s collections often end up being certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and Professional Coin Grading Service. It is common to find RCM specimens that have been graded by one grading house or the other. Read on to learn a little bit more about available Certified Canadian Silver Coins and what those certifications mean.
The most common Canadian silver coins to earn certifications from the NGC or PCGS are the products from the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Series. This includes the traditional Brilliant Uncirculated coins with the right-profile bust of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse of the coins and the sugar maple leaf found on the reverse field of the coins. Additional Canadian Silver Maple Leafs you could find with certifications include those with privy marks, as well as other coins like the Canadian Silver Bison and the coins from the Birds of Prey Series.
When it comes to grading coins like the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, the most common certifications are Mint State designations with labels identifying the timing of arrival for certification with either the NGC or PCGS. These designations include:
When the NGC or PCGS certify proof coins, grading professionals look for the same qualities and visual appeal that apply to bullion coins. However, there are some designations that are unique to proof coins. Examples of possible certifications for proof Canadian silver coins include:
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