It's the first ever Canadian 5oz to feature selective gold-plating, and it has been issued to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Maple Leaf bullion series - making it one of the most desirable Canadian coins ever issued. Secure yours now before they all go. The'shadowleaf' design by Jean-Louis Sirois is undoubtedly impressive.
It combines three different minting techniques to achieve its effect - and takes full advantage of the large surface area of your 65mm diameter coin. The striking matte-proof finish is complemented by the selective gold-plating of the maple leaf silhouette, making this a particularly attractive coin.
Your coin also features the Arnold Machin effigy of Queen Elizabeth from 1988 - making your coin even more important for United Kingdom collectors. Importantly, your coin has been struck from 999.9/1000'Four Nines' silver - effectively the purest grade of silver a coin can be produced from. The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the only mints in the world with the technology to produce coins to this standard, and it's become synonymous with the Maple Leaf series. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\World\Canada". The seller is "2010keithr21" and is located in this country: GB.