If you strive to buy silver with low mintage figures, the 1997 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin is the ideal option among silver bullion coins for sale online. The Silver Maple Leaf typically has a high mintage figure, but higher prices for silver and strong stock markets in 1997 led to low mintage of these beautiful coin. Right now, 1997 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives packaged in protective plastic flip!
- 10th release year of the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf from the Royal Canadian Mint!
- Total mintage of 100,970 coins in 1997!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Obverse side of the coin includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features the sugar maple leaf design.
What makes the 1997 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin so unique? This issue of the official silver bullion coin from Canada hit its lowest mintage figure ever in 1997. With just 100,970 coins produced, the mintage of this year’s Silver Maple Leaf is less than half the number of coins produced in any of the next lowest mintage years.
The 1997 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin marked the end of a long run in dropping mintage for the silver coins. Starting in 1993, the Silver Maple Leaf coins began a string of years where mintage of the coins changed. The 1997 coins were 1/10 of the total mintage of the coins in 1993.
On the obverse of the 1997 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins you’ll find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This depiction of Her Majesty is the third-generation design of Elizabeth II. Of the four portraits of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on Canadian coins to date, this one appeared for just 12 years, just one year longer than the shortest lived design in the first generation from 1953 to 1964.
The reverse of Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins bears the sugar maple leaf. Designed by Walter Ott for the Gold Maple Leaf in 1979, this design is the definition of staying power. It has been on Canadian Maple Leaf coins since 1979 and now features on the silver, platinum, and palladium versions of the coin as well.
The Royal Canadian Mint opened in 1908 to provide Canada with its own coining capacity, as well as to help refine gold and other precious metals discovered in the Yukon Territories in the late 1800s.
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