The Canadian Maple leaf is perhaps one of the most beautiful silver coins in the world. Made with 99.99% fine silver, the Maple leaf is one of the most pure silver coins produced, compared to most bullion coins at 99.9% purity. The silver maple leaf has been in production by the Royal Canadian Mint since 1988.
The Maple Leaf has a $5 CAD face value. They are packaged in tubes of 25, and each box contains 20 tubes for a total of 500 coins. (In contrast, the American Silver Eagle comes with 25 rolls of 20 coins per roll in each 500 oz box.) The front of the Silver Maple Leaf shows a picture of a maple leaf, and the reverse side depicts the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. There are 3 different pictures of Queen Elizabeth used throughout the various years.