The Silver Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coin. First minted in 1988, the silver Maple Leaf is now one of the more popular members of the Canadian Maple Leaf family of bullion coins…besides silver, one-ounce Maple Leaf coins are also produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in gold, platinum and palladium. The silver Maple Leaf coin contains one troy ounce of pure .9999 fine four-nines silver, making it the purest one-ounce silver coin produced by any government mint anywhere in the world. It is a legal tender coin with a face value of five Canadian dollars, the highest face value of any one-ounce government-minted silver bullion coin. The new background was precisely machined by the Royal Canadian Mint onto their master die and creates a unique light diffracting pattern which has not been seen on other bullion products. The second change, the maple leaf privy mark, is similar to that of the 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins. Each privy contains a small, micro-engraved “14” which is visible only under magnification. The ’16’; will change annually to correspond with the year of issue. Content: Weight 1.000 Troy Oz. 1.000 Troy Oz. 31.10 Grams* 31.104 Grams Diameter 1.496″; 38 mm Thickness 0.129″; 3.29 mm. These Coins Come In A Small 2″ X 3″ Zip-Lock. All Coins Are Uncirculated.