2013 Canadian Silver Maple 1 Ounce Silver Coin

Notable Differences

  1. The maple leaf is relatively flat on the counterfeit coin.  It lacks the texture and detail present on the genuine coin.
  2. The queen's image has a matte finish on the counterfeit coin which contrasts highly with the proof-like field.  On the genuine coin the image is highly polished and the field has a burnished or brushed finish.  The counterfeit is also missing the initials "SB" in the lower left corner of the image.


Discussion & Detection

This early counterfeit Maple is easily identified by the crude maple leaf detail and the proof-like field finish.  However, later counterfeits improved these discrepancies.

Additional Info

  • Brand: Royal Canadian Mint
  • Metal: Silver
  • Shape: Round
  • Nominal Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
  • Year: 2013
  • Denomination: $5
  • Genuine Weight (g): 31.47
  • Counterfeit Weight (g): 29.70
  • Genuine Diameter (mm): 38.00
  • Counterfeit Diameter (mm): 37.92
  • Genuine Thickness (mm): 3.12
  • Counterfeit Thickness (mm): 3.31
  • Genuine Edge Type: Reeded
  • Counterfeit Edge Type: Reeded
  • Genuine Material: 999 Silver
  • Counterfeit Material: Silver Plated, Brass Core

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