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The silver Maple Leaf series has been wowing collectors and investors since 1988. Although the obverse design never changes, the desire to own these prized beauties has only grown throughout the US and the world. Only 576,196 Maple Leaf coins were minted in 2002, making these coins harder and harder to find but also increasing their numismatic value. Since the Royal Canadian Mint uses .9999 pure silver, the Maple Leaf coins are softer than other silver bullion coins. Proper storage is of the upmost importance when investing in silver Maple Leaf coins.
Your 2002 Silver Maple Leaf is guaranteed to be one pure ounce of .9999 fine silver and is packaged in a coin flip for extra protection since it is a softer coin. Your coin shines with the flawless matte finish of a brilliant uncirculated coin that still looks "freshly minted" even though it's over 10 years old. The obverse is always a lovely side portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen is presented as more youthful than ever when she had this portrait done of her. Dora de Pédery-Hunt was the lucky artist to illustrate her version of the Queen in 1990. The obverse also is stamped with the coin's legal tender value and year of mintage. The Royal Canadian Mint has a reputation of making their BU coins have a proof-like sheen to them. This technique makes the maple leaf design, on the reverse, pop out of the coin. Many are ignorant to how beautifully detailed the maple leaf is but RCM brings it to life through the magnificent design. The reverse is also stamped with the coin's purity and weight. Enjoy the thrill of the hunt by hunting down these older, lower minted Maple Leaf coins!