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Expand Your Coin Collection With a Silver Canadian Maple Leaf

First minted and issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1988, the 1 oz Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin is one of the most recognizable in the world. This coin has long been a favorite of numismatists and collectors, and eBay's listings allow you to buy it, either individually or in bulk, at fair prices. Here is some useful information about the coin itself and the selection you can find on eBay.

Size, weight, and metal content

The standard version of the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf weighs exactly 1 troy ounce, or 31.11 grams, and is made of .9999 fine silver, making it one of the purest bullion coins in all the world. It measures 1.4849 inches, or 37.97 millimeters, in diameter and is 0.1295 inch, or 3.29 millimeters, thick.

How does the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf look?

Since its beginnings in 1988, the silver Maple Leaf has featured a number of different designs, but all of them feature some variation on the following theme: On the obverse, an engraved portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears, and on the reverse, a large engraving of a maple leaf, from which the coin derives its name, predominates. Usually, above the portrait of the Queen is written "ELIZABETH II" and below the portrait is the coin's face value (5 Canadian dollars) and its mintage year. Above the engraved maple leaf, the word "CANADA" is prominently emblazoned, while "FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR" is written underneath the leaf. There is usually also some indication of the coin's fineness. Its edges are serrated.

Pricing the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf

The chief factor in determining the price that Canadian Maple Leaf silver coins will sell for on eBay is the current spot price of silver. As that price varies, so will the price of the silver Maple Leaf. In addition to the current spot price, there is usually some kind of markup. The easiest way to bring the markup down to the lowest level possible is to buy silver Maple Leaves in bulk. eBay vendors can sell you groups of five, 10, or 25 silver Canadian Maple Leaves at once. If you buy them in bulk, the markup per ounce will be much lower than if you buy them individually.

The price may also vary depending on the specific version of the Maple Leaf that you choose to buy. For example, a special-edition Maple Leaf like the 2013 25-year edition or the 2018 30-year edition will cost somewhat more than ordinary versions of the coin.

Content provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice.
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