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Canada 2008 20th Anniversary of the SML $5 Pure Silver Maple Leaf with 24-Karat Gold Plating

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An extremely low mintage SML, highlighted in pure gold, marks the 20th anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf series!


Sold out at the Mint!When Canada introduced the first Silver Maple Leaf in 1988, who knew that this would become the most popular and collected series of Canadian coins in history? Now, twenty years later, the mint is again making history with this stunning, gold-plated gem that commemorates this milestone, while continuing to provide investment opportunities for the savvy collector!

A single, golden maple leaf!If the sheer, simple beauty of this coin and the low price aren't enough reason to add one (or more) of these to your collection, here's a few more reasons.

Why Buy This Coin?
• It's the first and only gold-plated Silver Maple Leaf!
• Total worldwide mintage is only 10,000! This coin will sell out quickly at the mint!
• Every Silver Maple Leaf collector needs this coin!
• Given its unique status and high profile, this will likely become the key to the SML series.

Here's a few interesting facts about the new 20th Anniversary Golden Silver Maple Leaf.

Key Points
• A brand-new, naturalistic single maple leaf design.
• Dual dates of 1988-2008 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf coin.
• The reverse portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (by Arnold Machin) is exactly the same as on the very first Silver Maple Leaf issued in 1988.
• Silver that is .9999 fine, the purest silver refined and minted anywhere in the world!
• A maple leaf that is selectively plated in pure, 24-karat gold! Plus,
• The RCM's proprietary specimen finish.
• Encapsulation and full numismatic packaging, with individually numbered certificate.

Here's one more tidbit to mull over when considering how many of these simple and elegant beauties to add to your holdings - this is the lowest-mintage Silver Maple Leaf with applied technology ever issued!

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Investment Notes
We are often asked about investments in the under $100 price range, but it is sometimes difficult to find an inexpensive silver coins with sure-fire prospects. Here is the exception. The first gold-plated Silver Golden_Maple.jpgMaple Leaf, with a total worldwide mintage of only 10,000, is highly recommended as a buy and hold. We suggest acquiring multiples of this coin and salting them away while the price is still low. Remember, every SML collector needs this coin, so it's a sure bet that there won't be enough to go around and that the mint will sell out much sooner than later. Because of the exceptionally low mintage limit and uniqueness within the SML series, we believe that this coin will become a key to the entire series. Don't delay on this one, or you will regret it later!

Technology Note

The Royal Canadian Mint’s proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty.

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The Specimen Finish
This coin features the uniquely-Canadian "specimen" finish, a three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area or relief) includes both brilliant and mirrored surfaces, while the fields (background) are subtly striated, resulting in a contrasting, matte appearance. No other mint in the world employs the specimen finish.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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2008 20th Anniversary Gold-Plated Silver Maple Leaf in boxA brand new, realistically-rendered image of the single maple leaf, highlighted in pure gold. The legends FINE SILVER 1 OZ. and 9999 guarantee the weight and purity, while the dual dates of 1988 and 2008 mark the 20th anniversary of the first pure silver Maple Leaf coin.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the second effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Arnold Machin. The date, denomination and the legend ELIZABETH II also appear.

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Each silver maple leaf is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet, protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2008
Face Value 5 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit    10,000
Finish Specimen with 24-Karat Selective Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Royal Canadian Mint engravers
Certificate Individually Numbered

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