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. Black rhodium and super incuse-a bold combination for 2023. 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! In 2021, we took Walter Ott's original art to new depths with the first ever Super Incuse Silver Maple Leaf (SML) coin. We did it again in 2022, and that extreme relief depth of 1.5 mm repeats on the 2023 edition, too. This special issue featuring the SML bullion coin design is crafted in 1 oz. Of 99.99% pure silver. Limited to 8,000 coins worldwide. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a black Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. 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. 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!
Composition 99.99% pure silver with selective black rhodium plating. Packaging Black clamshell with black beauty box.
Artist Walter Ott (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). 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. 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. Your coin's reverse features Walter Ott's iconic sugar maple leaf design, unchanged since the first Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin issued in 1988.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.