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Join us in celebrating the SML’s 35 years of history.

It’s not just about marking milestones: anniversaries are an opportunity for reflection and celebration, and the Royal Canadian Mint is proud of what the Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin has achieved in its 35-year history—from setting a high standard in purity to introducing cutting-edge features that have made it the world’s most secure silver bullion coin.

This 5 oz.-sized 35th anniversary celebration embodies the same qualities that continue to define the SML: beauty, purity and classic craftsmanship. On both the obverse and reverse, selective gold plating adds a rich, golden gleam that reflects our pride in the SML, whose namesake leaf continues to captivate collectors and investors worldwide.

Add a 5 oz. SML celebration to your collection.


  • A 35th anniversary celebration. Canada’s Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin turns 35 in 2023 and this special commemorative issue celebrates its 35 years of successes and achievements as one of the most sought-after silver bullion coins.
  • 5 oz. of pure silver. Your coin has been meticulously crafted in 5 oz. of 99.99% pure silver—five times more silver than the one-ounce SML coin.
  • A very low mintage. With a mintage of just 2,000 coins, this limited collectible brings added distinction and prestige to any collection.
  • Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • No GST/HST.


Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.


While Walter Ott’s iconic maple leaf design is as intricate as ever, the selective application of (yellow) gold plating on the reverse highlights the ornate flourishes that celebrate the SML’s anniversary in 2023. The obverse also features selective gold plating.


The field’s satin shine creates a pleasing contrast that ensures the focus is on the brilliant relief.


Designed by former RCM Master Engraver Walter Ott, the SML’s namesake leaf remains one of the most famous Canadian coin designs. Its sugar maple (Acer saccharum) leaf is a recognizable symbol of supreme craftsmanship and purity: all SML coins are minted in one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver, making it one of the world’s purest silver bullion coins.

Enhanced with selective gold plating, your coin’s reverse features Walter Ott’s now-iconic maple leaf design that has graced every Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin since 1988. The SML design is flanked by intertwined vines and maple leaves designed by artist Tony Bianco, who also created the banner marking the 35TH anniversary of the SML in 2023. The selectively gold-plated obverse 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.


The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.

Matte Proof
Royal Canadian Mint
CAD 50
Walter Ott (Obverse) Tony Bianco (Reverse)
5 oz

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