2013 Silver Maple Leaf Commemorative Coins for 25th Anniversary

by Mike Unser on February 7, 2013 · 2 comments

Two new commemorative coins pay tribute to the 25th anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin.

2013 $50 and $5 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Commemorative Coins

2013 $50 and $5 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Commemorative Coins

Available directly from the Royal Canadian Mint is a 2013 $50 Reverse Proof 5 Ounce Silver Coin for $499.95 and a 2013 $5 Proof 1 Ounce Silver Coin with selective gold plating for $109.95.

Both commemorative coins are in 99.99% pure silver, like the Silver Maple Leaf they celebrate. Their obverses feature Arnold Machin’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II as she appeared on the first SML in 1988. The two coins diverge from there by size, finish and their unique adaptation of the iconic maple leaf design.

2013 $5 Proof 1 Ounce 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf

Limited to a worldwide mintage of 10,000, the one ounce commemorative coins feature a design by Jean-Louis Sirois.

2013 $5 Proof 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Commemorative Coin

2013 $5 Proof 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Commemorative Coin

Shown is a maple leaf with a shadow silhouette in gold-plating.

"The focal point is a slightly off-center, detailed and embossed maple leaf," describes the Royal Canadian Mint website. "This highly polished element is set within a gold-plated, recessed semi-circle that merges, on the image’s left side, with a large shadow outline of the same maple leaf."

Inscriptions surrounding the design include ‘FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR,’ ‘CANADA,’ ‘9999’ and a stylized ’25 years/ans’ celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf.

Inscriptions on the obverse are ‘ELIZABETH II,’ ‘5 DOLLARS’ and ‘2013.’

This commemorative coin has weight of 31.39 grams and a diameter of 38 mm. Additional information and ordering options are found here.

2013 $50 Reverse Proof 5 Ounce 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf

Limited to a worldwide mintage of 2,500, the five ounce commemorative coins were designed by Arnold Nogy. Each features two small sugar maple leaves that overlap the bottom lobes of one large sugar maple leaf.

Inscriptions surrounding the design include ‘CANADA,’ two flanking ‘9999,’ ‘5 OZ’ and the bilingual text ’25th ANNIVERSARY’ and ’25e ANNIVERSAIRE.’

2013 $50 Reverse Proof 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Commemorative Coin

2013 $50 Reverse Proof 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Commemorative Coin

Inscriptions on the obverse are ‘ELIZABETH II,’ ‘1988,’ ‘2013’ and ’50 DOLLARS.’

This commemorative coin has a weight of 157.6 grams and a diameter of 65 mm. Additional information and ordering options are found here.

Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins are sought around the world for their purity, attractive design and relative lower premiums above melt values. Demand for this year’s issue has been exceptionally high, so much so that the Royal Canadian Mint is rationing sales to make sure all of its distributors are served.

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Joe February 7, 2013 at 3:27 am

Just to much money for a 1 OZ Silver Mapel Leaf. It’s just gold plated, and not much. Their are better deals out there, from other countries for low mintage one ounce silver dollars. I like the 5 OZ reverse proof with a mintage of 2,500 despite the fact that it is $500. Now that’s rare. That price will rise in no time.

Jay December 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Just received two 2013 25th anniv one 0Z coins, for $96 ea.
and ONE, same thing but P70 for $150. …$350 misspent!

I can’t see anything different but the price! I agree lots of
better deals out there.
I COULD spend good money to return them, but why bother.
I’ll just learn from it and be more careful with the few dollars that I have!

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