The Canadian Maple Silver coins is one of the most popular investment assets on the bullion market. The 2012 one ounce version is extra special as it features a privy mark of Italy's famous landmark, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Only 50,000 coins were minted making them a rare collector's item. Boasting a pure silver content of 99.99%, this 2012 one ounce special edition Silver Maple Leaf promises a healthy return on investment.
Precious metals are one of the most favoured investments in the world because of the financial security they offer. Silver coins are therefore highly sought after, particularly because they are affordable and a manageable way of diversifying wealth. Since first being struck in 1988, silver Maple Leaf coins have been a firm favourite with investors, principally because they contain a .9999 fineness, making them one of the purest one ounce silver coins in the current market. The Leaning Tower of Pisa privy mark mintage are even more valuable as only 50,000 coins were struck. Given they have the distinctive counter mark which makes them stand out from other editions of the same year they are of more interest to collectors who are prepared to pay a good price for them.
At first glance there is no remarkable difference between the one ounce Silver Maple Leaf Leaning Tower of Pisa coin to the standard mint silver coin of the same year. The dominating image on the obverse side is the recognisable maple leaf design that is synonymous with Canadian coins. However, with closer inspection you can see the leaning tower encased in a circle to the left of the stem. The intricate design even depicts the tilt of the tower. Also found on the obverse are the words SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR indicated the coins are one ounce of pure silver together with the numbers 9999 indicating the purity engraved on either side of the maple leaf. On the reverse of the coins is the familiar effigy of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain with the right facing profile. The date of issue and the face value of the 5 DOLLARS.
The one ounce silver Maple Leaf coin was first struck by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1988 and was instantly recognized as a leading bullion investment. Featuring a purity of 99.99%, the Mint had set a new benchmark for other refineries around the world to aspire to. The Leaning Tower of Pisa privy mark is the last of the “Great Landmarks of Europe" and commemorates the 25th anniversary of Italy's famous landmark making it to the illustrious UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The other coins in the series include Tower Bridge in London and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, both of which were released in 2009. The limited special edition coins were only released in Europe and were in such demand sold out on pre-orders before the RCM even released them. Only 50,000 were circulated making them a highly valuable collector's item.
Thanks to its innovation and use of the latest technologies and meticulous quality control, the Royal Canadian Mint has some of the most advanced security measures which makes it impossible for their coins to be fraudulently copied without detection. Struck to precise specifications and minted using state-of-the-art printing techniques, experienced dealers can detect counterfeit coins even without the special privy mark. When you buy from CoinInvest, you have our assurance you are purchasing genuine products manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Buying Maple Leaf coins could not be easier than with the CoinInvest online shop. Simply login to your account and add the coin to your cart by clicking on the orange strip below. If we do not have “Leaning Tower of Pisa" privy mark coins in stock, feel free to look at other silver Maple Leaf coins in our extensive collection. If you have any silver Maple Leaf “Leaning Tower of Pisa" coins for sale, we would love to hear from you. As a leading online dealer of precious metals we are always eager to hear from owners of any rare and precious metal coins our customers would be interested in. We promise competitive market rates so do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly staff who will be happy to discuss a price with you and prepare a fixed fee offer on your behalf. Once an offer has been proposed we will confirm the same by email together with the time limit you have in which to accept our offer.
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