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The Royal Canadian Mint Looks Back On 30 Years of Success With Two Anniversary Editions of its Renowned Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin

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Double-incuse coin is a new Royal Canadian Mint first

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – JANUARY 22, 2018 – After selling more than 200 million ounces since 1988, setting industry standards for purity and security, and leading the market as one of the world's most sought-after silver bullion coins, the Royal Canadian Mint's Silver Maple Leaf is celebrating 30 years of amazing success.  In honour of this milestone, the Mint is issuing two special 30th anniversary versions of its iconic 1 oz. silver bullion coin, with reverses inspired by the theme of its signature maple leaf design: one incorporating an intricate engraving of the signature maple leaf reverse design intertwined with the numeral "30", while the other features a Mint-first double-incuse engraving of both the maple leaf reverse and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's  effigy on the obverse.  Both these special anniversary issues will be available soon.      

"Our Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin has been a standard bearer from its very beginnings, starting with its 99.99% purity and, most recently, leading-edge security such as Bullion DNA anti- counterfeiting technology," said Chris Carkner, Vice-President of Sales at the Royal Canadian Mint.  "We are proud of the market leadership the Silver Maple Leaf has achieved over the last 30 years and are excited to launch two anniversary products which embody the same qualities that have made it one of the world's favourite silver bullion coins."

Like the 99.99% pure Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin which they honour, both anniversary coins have a finish consisting of an array of precisely machined radial lines and their reverses feature a micro-engraved security mark in the shape of a maple leaf containing the number "18", to denote their year of issue.  

These coins, to be offered in low mintages, bear a $5 face value and will be available as singles or in a 500-coin monster box. 

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In keeping with a distribution model common to the world's major issuers of bullion coins, the Mint does not sell bullion directly to the public.  Interested buyers are encouraged to contact a reputable bullion dealer to order these new gold and silver bullion coins.       

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit

For more information, please contact:
Alex Reeves
Senior Advisor, External Communications
Royal Canadian Mint                                                                                     
(613) 949-5777