The Silver Maple Leaf is the official silver bullion coin of Canada and one of the purest coins ever to be minted in the entire world. A Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is 1 troy ounce of pure silver minted in .9999 fine silver. The coin has been minted by the Royal Canadian Mint since 1988. Its obverse side is the likeness of Elizabeth II and its reverse is the highly known maple leaf. The coin is very well made and intricately designed. Since 1988 there has been three different heads of Elizabeth II; a young head, an old head and an older head. One of the worlds most popular coins sought after, with annual proof releases and several special issues including the 10th anniversary single-issue 10 oz coin in 1998.