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Canada 2018 Maple Leaf Forever - Sugar Maple Twig with Two Leaves $10 1/2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver SML Specimen Finish L02

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A true bargain! One-half ounce of the purest silver in the world! Affordable precious metal with a low mintage, high face value, unique specimen finish and a one-year-only Sugar Maple Leaf design in a full-color presentation folder - what's not to love?!

A true bargain! Thanks to the Royal Canadian Mint, we can bring you this limited-mintage Silver Maple Leaf - the seventh-ever half-ounce numismatic SML ever issued individually! Better yet, we can offer it at an extremely affordable price (for now) - with no order limit (again, for now)! After the near-instantaneous sellouts of last year's Maple Forever Silver and Gold Kilograms, the Mint has seen fit to make this beautiful, one-year-only Maple Leaf design affordable for collectors everywhere!

Sells out every year - don't miss out, get yours today!

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A branch of beautiful red, orange & yellow maple leaves in the autumn or fall - leaf.An Artistic, One-Year-Only Design!
Finely detailed engraving adds a life-like quality to the sugar maple vignette by Celia Godkin. A beloved Canadian emblem, Acer saccharum is easily identified by the distinctive shape of the two leaves featured in this natural portrait. Attached to the twig by its petiole, each sugar maple leaf seemingly reaches for the opposite side of the coin while revealing the deeply etched veins that run through their palmate lobes, towards the pointed tips. The maple twig also bears three u-shaped, double-winged fruits that extend from slender stalks.

For investment-minded coin collectors, we note that these affordable SMLs sell out every year and have very low mintages - far lower than the annual mintage for any standard, one ounce specimen finish Silver Maple! This ensures that this pure silver specimen will be difficult to locate in years to come. Also, please note the large planchet and tableau - 34 mm in diameter, nearly the same size as a U.S. silver dollar!

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The Maple Leaf Forever - Symbol of a Nation's Spirit
From backpackers in Berlin to peacekeepers in Pakistan, Canadians are immediately identifiable by a singular image they faithfully sport on pins, badges, and appliqués: the maple leaf. This botanical symbol has represented Canada and Canadians for nearly three hundred years.

Historians generally recognize the adoption of the maple leaf by Quebec’s Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Montreal in 1836 as the first official use of the symbol to represent an element of Canadian culture. The symbol was soon popularized in print, song, and in the small emblems (such as lapel pins) with which Canadian residents of various origins honored their homelands. The English had their roses, the Scots their thistle, the Irish their shamrocks, and the French their fleur-de-lis - but native-born Canadians quickly chose the sturdy yet ornate maple leaf.

The idea of including the maple leaf on Canada’s national flag took root with Lester B. Pearson in World War I, when he noted that every Canadian battalion had included some form of the maple leaf in its insignia. Fifty years later, in 1965, under his leadership as prime minister, Canada’s famous red-and-white maple leaf flag was born.

In addition to the maple leaf’s presence on various provincial flags and coats of arms, the country’s coinage has featured maple leaves, wreaths, and boughs in various forms for most of Canada’s history. In fact, the maple leaf was present on all Canadian coins from 1876 to 1901. Since that time, it has always appeared on Canadian pennies, and numerous other Canadian numismatic coins.

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It Simply Adds Up
Do the math:

    Maple Leaf Theme + High Face Value + Significant Precious Metal Content + Low Price + Low Mintage = No-Risk Winner

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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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Technology Note
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 one half troy ounce silver specimen coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
A one year only sugar maple leaves design! The date and legend FINE SILVER 999 ARE both indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a full color, display-ready presentation folder.
 
Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 15.87 g
Diameter 34 mm
   
Finish Specimen
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Celia Godkin



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