The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Canada’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Canada has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is her name “ELIZABETH II” and inscribed at the bottom of the coin is its nominal face value of 5 dollars and the year of mintage.
The reverse shows Canada’s national symbol, the Maple Leaf, and above it is the text “CANADA”. On each side of the Maple Leaf four nines are visible, and engraved underneath is the tiny security mark and likewise the text “FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR”, where the later part of the sentence means “1 ounce of pure silver”.
Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule. Multiples of 25 are available in original mint-sealed tubes. For bulk purchases, we stock original Royal Canadian Mint sealed boxes which contain 20 tubes with twenty-five Silver Maples to a tube (500 coins in total).