OTTAWA, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - After 25 years as a leading choice of
precious metal investors world-wide, the Royal Canadian Mint's 1 oz.
99.99% pure Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin is being commemorated with a
special edition bullion coin to celebrate its quarter century of
success. Prized for its purity and liquidity as a frequently traded
bullion coin, this new, special-edition Silver Maple Leaf is an
unforgettable keepsake which also meets the exacting needs of
experienced and new precious metal investors alike.
"The Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin is one of the pillars on which the
Royal Canadian Mint has built a reputation for leading the bullion
industry with coins that are second to none in their purity, quality
and craftsmanship," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal
Canadian Mint. "The outstanding success of the Silver Maple Leaf over
the last 25 years is a great source of pride for employees who produce
one of the world's most popular bullion products and we are pleased to
celebrate this accomplishment with a 25th anniversary edition."
The Mint's Ottawa facility is producing a limited mintage of one million
2013-dated, 25th anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins. Composed of one
troy ounce of 99.99% pure silver, the reverse of this new coin features
the Walter Ott maple leaf design that has become the signature of the
Mint's "Maple Leaf" family of bullion coins, over which the numerals
"25" have been delicately interlaced. The obverse features the effigy
of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, created in 2003 by Canadian portrait
artist Susanna Blunt.
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 this special limited edition 25th anniversary Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin, which will be available as
of early December 2013.
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.
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SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mint
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