2011 Canadian Silver Maple 1 Ounce Silver Coin

Notable Differences

  1. The veins on the maple leaf are thicker and more pronounced on the counterfeit.
  2. The field has a matte finish on both sides of the counterfeit coin.  This is a closer approximation to the finish on genuine Maples than previous counterfeits, but still does not match the directional burnished/brushed finish of genuine Maples.

Discussion & Detection

This counterfeit Maple features several improvements over previous fakes.  It can still be identified visually from the thick lines on the leaf and the matte background finish, but without a genuine coin next to it, this fake is fairly convincing.  The diameter is an exact match, but the fakes tend to be thicker and run slightly heavy.

Additional Info

  • Brand: Royal Canadian Mint
  • Metal: Silver
  • Shape: Round
  • Nominal Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
  • Year: 2011
  • Denomination: $5
  • Genuine Weight (g): 31.32
  • Counterfeit Weight (g): 33.55
  • Genuine Diameter (mm): 38.04
  • Counterfeit Diameter (mm): 38.00
  • Genuine Thickness (mm): 3.15
  • Counterfeit Thickness (mm): 3.76
  • Genuine Edge Type: Reeded
  • Counterfeit Edge Type: Reeded
  • Genuine Material: 999 Silver
  • Counterfeit Material: Silver Plated, Brass Core

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