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Since its introduction in 1988, the iconic Silver Maple Leaf (SML) has been a highly sought-after Royal Canadian Mint bullion investment coin. The SML is minted with one troy ounce (31.11 grams) of 9999 fine silver, and has a face value of $5, the highest face value on the market for any comparable silver bullion coin. All 1-ounce 99.99% pure SML Bullion coins produced for 2014 and beyond will have two new and unique features for enhanced security.
ENHANCED SECURITY FOR 2014 COINS
Replacing the bullion finish on earlier coins, the radial lines in the new 2014 SML’s field have been precisely machined to within microns on the master tooling to ensure reproducibility from die to die and coin to coin. The uniqueness of the line width and pitch gives this coin a characteristic look, and creates a light diffracting pattern that is specific to this coin. Combined with a new visual security feature —a textured maple leaf micro engraved with laser technology on a small area of the reverse side, with the numeral “14” denoting the coin’s year of issue—this coin represents the cutting edge in coin security. (coin photo: Royal Canadian Mint)
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