One of the world's favourite silver bullion coins evolves with visible
security feature and new radial line finish
OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Already renowned for its purity and
quality, the Royal Canadian Mint's 1 oz., 99.99% pure Silver Maple Leaf
(SML) bullion coin is sure to maintain its status as a favourite among
the world's precious metal investors as the Mint adds advanced visual
security features to the 2014 SML. A new finish formed of complex
radial lines and a micro-engraved laser mark will be permanent
additions to the Mint's flagship silver bullion coin.
"The Royal Canadian Mint is committed to delivering outstanding quality
and value to its customers by constantly improving its products through
innovation," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal
Canadian Mint. "After 25 years of producing the world's purest and one
of its most popular silver bullion coins, the Mint is pleased to offer
investors even more value by incorporating technology which also makes
our Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin a world leader in security."
Replacing the traditional bullion finish on previous SML coins, the
radial lines on the 2014 SML's field have been precisely machined to
within microns on the master tooling to ensure consistent die
production and coin striking. The specific width and pitch of the lines
radiating from the coin's central maple leaf design create a
light-diffracting pattern which is unique to the Mint's "next
generation" SML and unmatched by competing bullion products. With the
addition of a micro-engraving produced by laser of a textured maple
leaf incorporating the numeral "14" to denote the coin's year of issue
- a technology also found on the Mint's Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin
and its award-winning 2012 $1 and $2 circulation coins - the 2014 SML represents the cutting
edge in bullion coin security.
The 2014 Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin begins shipping throughout the
Mint's network of official bullion distributors in December 2013 and
will soon after be available through bullion dealers.
In keeping with a distribution model common to the world's major issuers
of bullion coins, the Mint does not sell bullion directly to the
public. Interested buyers are encouraged to contact a reputable
bullion dealer to order the 2014 Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the
minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO
9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the
largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of
specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an
international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and
services, visit www.mint.ca.
Images of the 2014 SML bullion coin are available by visiting ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.
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SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mint
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