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Canada 2013 25th Anniversary of the SML - Sugar Maple $5 Pure Silver Maple Leaf Proof w/ 24-Karat Gold Plating

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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf with a one-year-only-design on the Mint's first gold plated silver maple in five years - with a mintage limit of 10,000!
 
Sold out at the Mint!When Canada introduced the first Silver Maple Leaf in 1988, who knew that these would become the most popular and collected series of Canadian coins in history? Now, twenty-five years later, the mint is again making history with this stunning, pure silver proof with an unique, selectively gold plated, one-year-only Sugar Maple leaves design! The Mint's first 24-karat gold-plated SML in five years, this coin features a handsome, one-year-only maple leaf design, commissioned specifically for this anniversary from Canadian artist Jean Louis Sirois! An added bonus is the retro portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, taken directly from the original 1988 Silver Maple Leaf. Even more significant is the tremendously low mintage limit of only 10,000, creating a exclusive opportunity for the savvy investor!

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Investment Note - Because of the popularity of Silver Maple Leaf and the very low mintage limit, a quick sell out was expected and has occurred. We recommend immediate action if you wish to secure one of these proof maples for your collection. Do not delay!

A single, golden maple leaf! Don't forget these three great Canadian Silver Sets!
    2003 Hologram Silver Maple Leaf Fractional SML 5-Coin Set
    2012 Farewell to the Penny Pure Silver 5-Coin Set
    2013 Silver Maple 25th Fractional SML 5-Coin Set

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Why Buy This Coin?
• It is only the second gold-plated Silver Maple Leaf ever!
• Purest silver in the world - this Silver Maple Leaf is four 9s pure (.9999 fine)!
• Total worldwide mintage is only 10,000! We expect it to go quickly at the mint and increase in the aftermarket!
• Given its unique status, low mintage, and high profile, this will become one of the keys to the entire SML series.
• Every Silver Maple Leaf collector needs the unique one-ounce silver ample!

Read on for some more interesting facts about the new 25th Anniversary Gold-Plated Silver Maple leaf!

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Key Points
• A maple leaf that is selectively plated in pure, 24-karat gold!
• Unique, one-year-only design comprised off center maple leaf superimposed on 24-karat gold-plated shadow design!
• Design is a commissioned work of art, from Canadian artist Jean Louis Sirois!
• Exquisite, frosted cameo proof finish. Proof finish silver maples are hard to find!
• The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (by Arnold Machin) is exactly the same as on the very first Silver Maple Leaf issued in 1988.
• Encapsulated in full numismatic packaging: burgundy presentation case, with individually numbered certificate.

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The Orange Sugar Maple
Orange_Maple.jpg The pride and joy of maple syrup producers in Vermont, Ontario and Quebec (but present as far east as Nova Scotia and as far south as the state of Georgia), the Orange Sugar Maple (Acer Saccarum) is recognized around the world as the source of the sweetest, clearest maple syrup. It takes a great deal of work to produce this tree’s sweet, golden bounty: one quart (one liter) of syrup requires boiling down 10 gallons (40 liters) of sap!

A large-leafed, long-lived tree that often tops 115 feet (35 m) in height, the sugar maple can live for 200 years! The shape of its five-lobed leaf is recognizable around the world; a stylized version of its leaf is found at the center of the Canadian maple leaf flag!

Autumn in a forest dominated by sugar maples is an extraordinary sight. Intense rainbows of yellow, orange, red, and purple seem to set the countryside aflame in regions where sugar maples grow. Native American peoples were long attracted to the sugar maple for its savory sap, sweet flowers, and close-grained hardwood.

But the leaves and sap are not the only prized features of the Sugar Maple. Sugar Maple wood is exceptionally hard, making it a material of choice for furniture-makers and producers of hardwood flooring, as well as makers of other notable products, including bowling pins and alley floors, basketball courts, baseball bats, violins, guitars, and drums.

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Investment Note
Ultra-low mintage, an  unique, one-year-only one troy ounce Silver Maple Leaf design, 24-karat selective gold plating, the purest silver on the planet, and frosted proof finish, all in a handsome, burgundy leatherette case - what more do we have to say?!?!

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Technology Note - Gold Plating
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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Technology Note - Purity
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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2013 25th Anniversary Silver Maple $5 in boxObverse
An unique, one year only sugar maple design by Canadian artist Jean Louis Sirois. The legend 9999 FINE SILVER 1 OZ guarantees the weight and purity.

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Reverse
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 legend ELIZABETH II, the date and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
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.

A branch of beautiful red, orange & yellow maple leaves in the autumn or fall - leaf.Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value 5 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit    10,000
   
Finish Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Jean Louis Sirois
Certificate Individually Numbered

Complete Certificate Text

Celebrating 25 Years of The Royal Canadian Mint’s World-Renowned Silver Maple Leaf
When the Royal Canadian Mint introduced its first Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin in 1988, the coin’s beauty and purity made it an instant success. Since that first release, the Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin has been minted annually with one troy ounce (31.1 grams) of 9999 fine silver and a face value of 5 Dollars - the highest face value on the market for any comparable silver bullion coin.

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In addition to its metal weight, purity, and face value, the coin’s reverse design has consistently featured the emblematic maple leaf – a Canadian icon that remains a favourite for collectors around the world. This coin celebrates the iconic Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin with an exciting variation on Walter Ott’s traditional maple leaf reverse image for this flagship Royal Canadian Mint product. In addition, the obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the 1988 original.

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