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2023 Canada $20 Super Incuse 1oz. SML Fine Silver (No Tax)

2023 Canada $20 Super Incuse 1oz. SML Fine Silver (No Tax)


 
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2023 Canada $20 Super Incuse 1oz. Silver Maple Leaf Fine Silver (No Tax)

For the 2023 edition, the Royal Canadian Mint has combined two stand-out features—black rhodium plating from 2020, and the 1.5 mm super incuse depth that set a new standard in 2021—to give our Silver Maple Leaf (SML) design a more modern edge.

This special edition of the SML is a study in contrasts: it mixes standard raised relief with a super-incused strike, and a reverse proof finish (frosted field, brilliant relief) with the sleek satin look of black rhodium plating. The result is a fresh take on a familiar design—it’s contemporary, it’s captivating, and it is sure to leave a lasting impression.

The SML’s iconic maple leaf is the same one that appears on the Gold Maple Leaf (GML) coin – in fact, that’s where it made its debut. Former Chief Engraver Walter Ott (1920-2020) created the design for the first GML bullion coin issued in 1979, and it has since become the signature design for all our Maple Leaf bullion coins and special issues.

The leaf on this coin is that of the sugar maple, Acer saccharum. True to its name, the sugar maple’s sap has the highest concentration of sugar, and that’s why this Canadian maple is prized by maple syrup producers.

The coin’s reverse features Walter Ott’s iconic sugar maple leaf design, unchanged since the first Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin issued in 1998. Struck incuse, the distinctive sugar maple leaf is plated with black rhodium and reaches a depth of 1.5 millimetres. The coin’s reverse proof finish emphasizes the brilliant relief, including the engraved words “CANADA”, “FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR” and the purity standard of “9999” on the reverse. Black rhodium plating also fills the field on the obverse, which features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.

Specifications:
Item Number: 206850
Mintage: 7,000
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight: 32.4 g
Diameter: 36.08 mm
Face Value: $20
Finish: Reverse Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Walter Ott (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Special Features:
• Fresh yet familiar. This 2023 edition features a new, innovative mix of two stand-out features: black rhodium plating from 2020, and the 1.5 mm incuse depth from the 2021 and 2022 coins. The perfect addition to your SML collection!
• Super Incuse: A continuing tradition. In 2021, the Royal Canadian Mint took Walter Ott's original art to new depths with the first ever Super Incuse Silver Maple Leaf (SML) coin. They did it again in 2022, and that extreme relief depth of 1.5 mm repeats on the 2023 edition, too!
• Bold black rhodium. To emphasize the incuse strike and add a modern edge, the deeply recessed maple leaf has been plated with black rhodium. Black rhodium plating also fills the field on the coin’s obverse, and it darkens both the coin’s edge and rim to boldly frame the reverse.
• Reverse proof finish! This coin is a study in contrasts, especially with its lightly frosted field and brilliant relief. The reverse proof finish pairs beautifully with the satin sheen of black rhodium to achieve an ultra-modern look that exudes sophistication and truly makes the maple leaf pop!
• A favourite. This special issue featuring the SML bullion coin design is crafted in 1 oz. of 99.99% pure silver. Previous 1 oz. SML coins sold out quickly, so don’t miss this opportunity in 2023!
• Low mintage! Limited to 8,000 coins worldwide.

Packaging:
The coin comes encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.

Restrictions: This coin is only available for sale by the Royal Canadian Mint’s direct channels, dealers located in Canada, and exclusive distribution partners within the United States and Asia. Canadian and international dealers may not advertise nor sell this product outside of their territories.


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