A 30th anniversary tribute to the Silver Maple Leaf (SML), this 2 oz. fine silver piece has the added
distinction of being the first black rhodium-plated SML ever issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. The
matte gunmetal finish serves as a unique backdrop on the obverse and reverse, which puts a spotlight
on the silver maple leaf that has been a proud, shining success since 1988.
The reverse features Walter Ott’s now-iconic sugar maple leaf design, unchanged since the first Silver
Maple Leaf (SML) coin was issued in 1988. Black rhodium plating fills the field and enhances the natural
shine of the coin’s silver surface, which is only visible on the engraved relief. The reverse includes the
engraved words “CANADA” and “FINE SILVER 2 OZ ARGENT PUR”, as well as the purity standard of
“9999”. The black rhodium-plated obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by
Susanna Blunt, along with the engraved face value “10 DOLLARS” and the year “2019”.
collector’s item, this limited edition piece celebrates the
30th anniversary of Canada’s world-famous silver
bullion coin, the Silver Maple Leaf (SML).