Canadian Maple Leaf Coins from the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) are modern bullion coins known around the world struck in gold, platinum, palladium, and in silver bullion. Since first minted by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1988, the iconic 1 oz Canadian Maple Leaf Silver Coin has become one of the world’s most popular silver bullion coins. This 1 oz silver coin has the highest face value of all high volume mintage silver bullion coins. The 1 oz Canadian Maple Leaf Silver Coin was the first silver coin ever to achieve a purity level of .9999 fine silver bullion.
The central feature of the silver coin’s design is the universally recognized symbol of Canada, the maple leaf. The silver maple leaf appears on the reverse side along with the coin’s purity and weight. An effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s head of state, appears on the obverse surface along with this 1 oz silver coin’s face value and its year of issue.