2017 Maple Leaves Silver Coin Marks Canada’s 150th Birthday


The Royal Canadian Mint is ringing in the new year with the release of a 2017 Maple Leaves Silver Coin that was inspired by Canada’s iconic penny and celebrates the nation’s 150th anniversary.

2017 $10 Canada Maple Leaves 1-2 oz. Silver Coin
2017 $10 Canada Maple Leaves 1-2 oz. Silver Coin

This collector coin is minted in one-half ounce of 99.99% pure silver to a finish that features brilliant and frosted designs against a lined background.

Its reverse (tails side) shows a maple twig with two leaves, with the larger leaf on the right slightly overlapping the other. The familiar artwork was originally engraved by G. E. Kruger-Gray.

"Today, the same design that defined the Canadian penny for over 75 years continues to inspire, five years after its retirement from circulation," the Royal Canadian Mint states. "This commemorative counterpart is twice the size of the original."

Below the maple leaves is a commemorative inscription of “150 YEARS/ANS. Additional inscriptions include CANADA, 2017 and KG for the artist’s initials.


Obverses bear Susanna Blunts effigy of the Her Majesty with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA, and 10 DOLLARS.

Specifications for the collectible include:

  • Mintage: 35,000
  • Composition: 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish: specimen
  • Weight (g): 15.87
  • Diameter (mm): 24
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: serialized
  • Face value: 10 dollars
  • Reverse Artist: G.E. Kruger-Gray
  • Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt


Priced at CAD $29.95 or about US $23, the 2017 $10 Canada Maple Leaves 1/2 oz. Silver Coin is available from the Royal Canadian Mint (mint.ca) with an affiliate link to its product page right here.

Coins are encapsulated and in a maroon clamshell with a black beauty box with a Canada 150 logo.

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Seth Riesling

Mike Unser –

Is the link in this article an “affiliate link” where CoinNews gets a 5 percent fee from readers who click on the light blue link & make a purchase from RCM (the RCM’s Affiliate Coin Dealer Program)?
Or is it just a regular link for convenience of the reader?


Danny Morano

Only a half ounce? Why, should be a troy ounce.

Mike Unser

Seth —

Thanks. That section is usually a copy and paste for us. I’ve edited the article to show it’s an affiliate link. Hopefully, it’s both a convenient link and a chance at some revenue. 😉

Have a great weekend!

Seth Riesling

Mike Unser –

Thanks! Good deal for both RCM (I am a Masters Club member) & CoinNews. I am all in for full disclosure of course.

Happy collecting Mike!



Danny Morano –
They have a 1 oz silver coin and if you can find it they have a Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set which has the 1 oz silver coin gilded in gold. Sold out at the mint but I ordered the set from http://talismancoins.com/ which still had sets available.

Seth Riesling

Danny –

Did you see the trial strike of the silver Krugerrand on display by MCM at the FUN coin show & convention Jan. 5-8 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? It is beautiful ! Can’t wait to get my hands on a few when the South African Mint finishes striking them.

Happy collecting Danny!