2016 Silver 1 oz Canada Maple Leaf Grizzly Bear Privy
The Silver Maple Leaf stands as one of the most highly respected investment bullion coins on the global market. Since its introduction in 1988, investors have actively relied on the consistency of its performance. Not only so, there have also been major strides to provide greatly enhanced anti-counterfeiting security features integrated into each coin. RCM’s Maple Leaf is recognized as one of the most secure bullion coins available.
Silver Maple Leaf Privy Series
The Royal Canadian Mint continues its extremely popular Silver Maple Leaf Privy series with this 2016 Silver 1 oz Canada Maple Leaf Grizzly Bear Privy release. Struck in BU reverse-proof finish, both the iconic maple leaf and the grizzly privy display a stunning mirror shine. Interestingly, the grizzly privy design harkens back to the highly prized Canada Wildlife coin series, which began in 2011. The obverse also features the reverse-proof, allowing Queen Elizabeth’s portrait to glisten beautifully against the frosted background.
The grizzly bear represents a fierce side of the Canadian wilderness. Its massive bulk, with the natural ability to take down any prey it sets it eyes on strikes fear among men. It is also an magnificent animal, which fills a unique role within the wilderness ecology it inhabits. This grizzly privy adds a bit of fierceness to this new Silver Maple Leaf!
- 2016 Silver 1 oz Canada Maple Leaf Grizzly Bear Privy.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Limited mintage of only 50,000.
- Unique security features.
- Obverse: Proudly features the right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II in reverse-proof brilliance, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Displays the iconic Canada maple leaf struck in reverse-proof, mirror brilliance against a frosted background. The featured Grizzly privy mark is magnificently represented in the contrasting reverse-proof finish. it is located to the left of the leaf’s stem. Inscriptions include the coin’s weight and purity.
- $5 (CAD) face value.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
The Canada Silver Maple Leaf (SML) continues to be one of the most highly sought-after bullion investment coins in the world. The SML is struck in .9999 fine silver at 1 troy ounce (31.11 grams), and has the highest face value on the market for any comparable silver bullion coin. All Silver Maple Leaf’s produced from 2014 forward have unique features for enhanced security, also increasing their global popularity.
The Silver Maple Leaf is not only held for its investment value. This beautiful bullion coin is also followed by collectors of fine bullion coins. With each annual release, collectors quickly add to their SML holdings. The coin’s simple elegance proudly presents a stunning and iconic emblem of Canada, the maple leaf.
Unique Security Features
The first security feature includes a small textured maple leaf, micro-engraved with laser technology on the reverse side. It displays the last two digits of the release year.
A second visual security feature includes the radial lines in the Silver Maple Leaf’s field. They have been precisely machined to within microns on the master tooling to ensure reproducibility from die to die and coin to coin. The uniqueness of the line width and pitch gives a characteristic look, creating a light-diffracting pattern specific to this coin. These features combined represent the true cutting-edge of coin security.
A third security feature is now available for both the silver and gold Maple Leaf’s. Marketed by RCM as, “Bullion DNA,” this feature provides a near instantaneous authentication of individual Maple Leaf’s that have the micro-engraved maple leaf privy mark. As described by the mint:
- “Every die used to produce the Gold and Silver Maple Leaf coins is laser micro-engraved with an anti-counterfeiting security mark: a textured maple leaf. Our registration processdigital non-destructive activation (DNA) technologycaptures images encrypted with a string of code, and stores these in our secure database. Using the specialised device, approved Bullion DNA dealers can easily verify the authenticity of registered Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins in three easy steps.”