The Royal Canadian Mint’s latest privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin will be issued in honor of the American Numismatic Association’s upcoming World’s Fair of Money, set to be held in Anaheim, California from August 9-13. This coin is composed of one ounce of 99.99% silver, features a Reverse Proof finish, and has a mintage limited to just 6,000 pieces.
The coin’s reverse features a large maple leaf in the center, with the inscriptions CANADA, 9999 FINE SILVER, 9999 ARGENT PUR, and 1 OZ placed along the rim. In the field below the leaf motif is a micro-engraved poppy privy mark, highlighting the state flower of California. Beside the poppy is ANA ANAHEIM, which marks the occasion of the Royal Canadian Mint’s participation in this year’s World’s Fair of Money.
The obverse features Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, D.G. REGINA, 2016, and the denomination of 5 DOLLARS placed along the coin’s rim.
The new poppy-privy-marked Maple Leafs can now be pre-ordered for $79.95 CAD. The Mint’s product page for the issues notes that the coins have been “premium struck for added depth, dimension, and detail,” giving them an appearance somewhat superior to that of a typical bullion coin. The 6,000-coin mintage limit is slightly more than the 5,000-unit inventory released on the occasion of last year’s A.N.A. World’s Fair in Chicago, but less than 2014’s total of 7,500 pieces.
Orders for these coins are restricted to three pieces per household; the Mint expects to begin shipping them exclusively to customers in the U.S. and Canada on August 9. For more information on the 2016 Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins with the California Poppy Privy-mark, please visit the Web site of the Royal Canadian Mint. You can watch a short promotional clip for the issues below.