The Royal Canadian Mint uses the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin to debut more than just its annual silver bullion issue. The coin is also the perfect vehicle for special privy marks issued by the RCM to mark special occasions. For 2018, there is a privy mark denoting the achievements of the many individuals who contributed to the development of electric light bulbs in homes around the world. Right now, 2018 1 oz Lightbulb Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Reverse Proof coins are available to purchase online from Wallace Precious Metals.
- Arrives in protective plastic, tubes of 25 coins, or boxes of 500 coins!
- Includes unique lightbulb privy mark on reverse!
- Features MintShield Technology from the RCM!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $5 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the sugar maple leaf design with lightbulb privy.
- Reverse proof specimen!
Each of the 2018 1 oz Lightbulb Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins in this unique offering come with a reverse proof finish. The reverse proof elements of the coin are opposite those of a typical proof, delivering strong, frosted matte backgrounds. For the design elements on the coin there is a deeply-mirrored, clear visual.
Additionally, youll find the Royal Canadian Mints new MintShield Technology on these coins. This new technology provides an invisible barrier that has proven in testing at the RCM to help prevent milky spots, or white spots that detract from the visual brilliance of coins.
The evolution of light in human dwellings took a dramatic leap forward between the mid-19th century and the early decades of the 20th century. For thousands of years, mankind relied upon fire and candles to light caves, homes, castles, and other buildings. Thomas Edison is widely credited with bringing light to millions with his development of the first reliable incandescent light bulbs.
On these 2018 1 oz Lightbulb Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins youll find a privy mark denoting the success of mankind in the pursuit of the light. Thomas Edison may have been the big name, but two Canadian men also contributed. Those men were Henry Woodward and Mathew Evans.
The obverse of all Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins feature the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation design and includes engravings of Her Majestys name, the face value of the coin, and its year of issue.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Lightbulb Privy Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin is the sugar maple leaf design by Walter Ott. Included in the lower-left field is a lightbulb privy, marking the success of mankind in the pursuit of electric lighting in homes.
If you have any questions, please contact Wallace Precious Metals. Our customer service team is available at 212-391-2211, online using our live chat, and via our email address.
|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Manufacturer||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Face Value||$5 CAD|
|Obverse Designer||Susanna Blunt|
|Series||Privy Maple Leaf|
|Capsule Size||38 mm|
|Packaging Type||Plastic Flip|
|Weight||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Free Shipping on Orders Over $99|