Since its first release in 1988 by the Royal Canadian Mint, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin has become one of the most sought after pieces by both collectors and investors alike. This particular silver maple leaf coin featured here is one of 17,799,992 pieces produced during its 2010 mintage period.It has been brilliantly struck from 1 troy ounce of the purest. Each individual coin measures 38 mm and 3.29 mm in diameter and width respectively. Minted by the Royal Canadian Mint in Canada. Features the iconic Maple Leaf design on the obverse. The design of the maple leaf coin serves as a tribute to both the history and culture of Canada. Prominently displayed on the reverse of the coin is the eponymous maple leaf. While originally just a reference to the abundant maple trees that the first Canadian settlers encountered, this iconic piece of foliage has come to symbolize many of nation's core beliefs, including peace and tolerance. Arboreal enthusiasts will appreciate the intricate and realistic details of the artwork such as its netted veins and its pointed blades. Engraved beneath the maple leaf are the coin's weight and purity. Depicted on the obverse side of the coin is another iconic Canadian figure, Queen Elizabeth II. Her effigy reminds viewers of Canada's previous status under British rule, as well as their ongoing allegiance to the royal monarchy. Further emphasizing their loyalty to the British crown is the border of text surrounding her profile, which features her title and the Latin phrase, D. Regina, " which means "Queen by the Grace of God.