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Canadian Maple Leaves 1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coin (2017)

Canadian Maple Leaves 1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coin (2017)

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Mintage: 35,000
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A unique souvenir to mark Canada's 150th birthday! Order today!

From coinage to Canada's national flag, the maple leaf is woven into the very fabric of this nation's history reaching back to the 1700s. In 1858, when the first pennies were struck for the Province of Canada, maple leaves dominated the design. In 1920, an updated motif reduced the number of leaves from 16 to two; and in 1937, the maple twig you see on this coin made its debut—a bold move when the Dominion of Canada created its own designs to reflect its growing sense of nationhood.

Today, the same design that defined the Canadian penny for over 75 years continues to inspire, five years after its retirement from circulation. This commemorative counterpart is twice the size of the original, and is struck in 99.99% pure silver. It's a timeless keepsake to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday that will shine with pride—today and tomorrow!

Affordable and upscale—a cherished heirloom to last generations! Order today!

Special features:
  • INSPIRED BY CANADA'S ICONIC PENNY BUT ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE AND STRUCK IN PURE SILVER! Royal Canadian Mint engravers meticulously reproduced the iconic design that appeared on the Canadian one-cent coin from 1937 to 2012 (with the exception of the centennial issue in 1967).
  • A UNIQUE SOUVENIR TO MARK CANADA'S 150TH BIRTHDAY! Below the leaves is a commemorative text that reads "150 YEARS/ANS," which is unique to your coin.
  • UNIQUE COIN FINISH! The finish on your coin combines brilliant and frosted relief over a lined background. No other mint in the world offers coins with this kind of finish.
  • PERENNIAL BESTSELLER! One of our best selling coins in 2015 and 2016 and the perfect size and price to start someone's new coin collection!
  • GRAPHIC BEAUTY BOX! Includes a graphic beauty box to store and display your coin!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • LIMITED MINTAGE! Only 35,000 coins available worldwide—a limited and highly collectible keepsake.
  • PRESERVES THE RICH HISTORY OF CANADA'S CIRCULATION COINAGE! Your coin shines with national pride and preserves the rich history of Canada's circulation coinage.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin has no GST/HST and a limited mintage worldwide.


Royal Canadian Mint engravers meticulously reproduced the iconic design that appeared on the Canadian one-cent coin from 1937 to 2012 (with the exception of the centennial issue in 1967). Originally engraved by G. E. Kruger-Gray, it features a maple twig with two leaves, the larger leaf on the right slightly overlapping the other. Below the leaves is a commemorative text that reads "150 YEARS/ANS," which is unique to this coin.


Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with black beauty box with Canada 150 logo.

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  • No.156296
  • Mintage35,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishspecimen
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • ArtistG.E. Kruger-Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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