Robert R. asks: For Canadian one ounce silver maple leaf coins, how do the “privy marks” on them affect their value? Also, how do I find values and mintages for these coins (they are not in my coin book). Thanks, Robert.
Since 1998, all Canada 1 oz silver Maple Leaf issues have privy marks. The value of these bullion related coins vary with the price of silver and collector demand vs. the number of pieces available: The Royal Canadian Mint reports the following as of January, 2001. All have an official face value of C$5.
|Date||Issued by||Privy Mark||Mintage|
|1998||RCM||1908-1998 90th Aniv||13,025|
|2000||MTB Bank||2000 Dragon||25,000|