Last updated on June 19th, 2018 at 06:08 am
Last Updated on June 19, 2018 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
When it comes to the minting of currency, security is important. At the Royal Canadian Mint, quality security features have been added to bullion coins to ensure they cannot be reproduced and certified dealers have the ability to determine if a coin is authentic or a fake. When it comes to silver bullion coins, the Mint has taken special precautions, with enhanced security measures added to the 2017 Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin for maximum authentication.
If you have decided to invest in gold and silver bullion, it is recommended that you start with coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. With more than 100 years of minting and refinery experience, the Mint produces only quality bullion pieces that are worth your investment. Considering the 2017 Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin gives you a starting point in which to invest in silver pieces.
Top Quality Bullion since 1988
The Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin was first introduced in 1988 and continues to be a top choice for silver bullion collectors around the world. The coin is considered to be a top option for investment as it contains one troy ounce which is 31.11 grams of 9999 fine silver. The face value of the coin is $5 which is the highest face value for a silver bullion coin on the market today.
New Security Features
Starting in 2014, the Mint decided to add new security features to the Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin in order to ensure the authenticity of the coin. Two unique features were added to provide enhanced security for the coin type. For the 2017 Silver Maple Leaf, radial lines are added to the coin with precise specifications to within microns via the master tooling to ensure the coin is perfect from die to die and coin to coin. The coin has a unique look due to the width of the lines and pitch with the lines also creating a light diffracting pattern that can only be seen on this particular coin. The second security feature includes a textured maple leaf that has been micro engraved on the coin. Laser technology was used to add the number 17 to a small portion of the reverse side. This number can only be seen via a magnifying glass. This extra security measure helps to authenticate the coin further.
Specifications of the Silver Maple Leaf
The Silver Maple Leaf also has certain specifications that allow the coin to stand out and prove its authenticity. The weight in ounces for the coin is 1 while the gram weight is 31.110. The silver purity of this coin is 99.99% with the coin having a diameter of 38mm.
Interested in investing in this coin type or perhaps other bullion? If so, visit our website at Colonial Acres to view a nice collection of bullion, both gold and silver, to add to your investment collection. We are happy to assist with your investment needs as well as provide authentication of Canadian bullion as well as other coinage.