First minted in 1988, the silver Maple Leaf is now one of the more popular members of the Canadian Maple Leaf family of bullion coins. The silver Maple Leaf coin contains one troy ounce of pure .9999 fine (“four-nines”) silver, making it the purest 1-oz. silver coin produced by any government mint anywhere in the world. It is a legal tender coin with a face value of five Canadian dollars, the highest face value of any one-ounce government-minted silver bullion coin. They are a attractive, affordable, and convenient way to own silver, as well as an ideal way to expand a paper-heavy investment portfolio.