This 2017 $10 large 50 mm coin weighs two ounce of pure silver, and presents an oversized limited edition collector version of Canada’s popular one ounce Silver Maple Leaf coin. First issued in 1988, the Silver Maple Leaf (SML) coin is highly valued by collectors and investors worldwide for its outstanding combination of craftsmanship, purity and design. While one ounce bullion coins are produced in large quantities according to investor demand, the mintage of this two ounce collector coin is extremely limited to only 6,000. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this coin is HST/GST exempt.
The main design of this 99.99% pure silver coin stands as a numismatic tribute to the Royal Canadian Mint’s iconic Silver Maple Leaf (SML) coin. Unchanged since its debut in 1988, the single maple leaf design is engraved in outstanding detail to give it a life-like quality, and includes such textural details as the deeply etched veins that run through each of the leaf’s lobes. There’s an unmistakable shine to the reverse, thanks to the light-diffracting wave pattern that fills the entirety of the field. Micro-engraved with laser technology, the recurring number “150” and the maple leaf add a commemorative element that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, while echoing the cutting-edge security features.