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Maple Leaf Enhances Security
By Numismatic News
January 09, 2014

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A new finish formed of complex radial lines and a micro-engraved laser mark will be permanent additions to the Royal Canadian Mint’s flagship silver bullion coin, the 1 ounce silver Maple Leaf.

“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,” said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.

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Replacing the traditional bullion finish on previous silver Maple Leaf coins, the radial lines on the 2014 coin’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 unique light-diffracting pattern.

The 2014 coin also includes 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.

The 2014 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin is available from bullion dealers.



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