Whether you're a coin collector or someone interested in precious coins for the sake of investment, Canadian silver coins can be an excellent pick as they are affordable, very good looking, and quite in demand.

There are various reasons why people choose to collect coins. Some enjoy doing so, some want to protect their savings against inflation, and some are only looking at diversifying their portfolio.

Silver coins are also popular because they are readily available and quite affordable, especially when compared to gold coins. Those interested in Canadian silver coins should consider the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, introduced in 1988 by The Canadian Royal Mint after the huge success of the much loved Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin.

The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is famous for its unique design. It features a unique hologram that comes struck directly onto its surface. Very few coins around the world were made using this technique when this beauty was introduced to buyers. This is a major reason why it became one of the most popular silver coins of its time.

Like most Canadian silver coins, this one contains 99.99% pure silver; however, it?s available in one size (1 ounce).

The coin contains 31.10g of fine silver with a face value of $5. This is one of the few coins to have gone through some changes in its design.

The original coin in 1988 contains the "decimal portrait"; however, it was changed in 1990 inspired by the portrait seen on British coins released between 1985 and 1997.

While it is one of the most popular coins, it isn't your only option. There are several other Canadian silver coins as well. Browse the market for more options.