2016 Canadian Silver Maple Wolf Privy Reverse Proof 1 Ounce Silver Coin

Notable Differences

  1. The maple leaf details are less refined on the counterfeit coin, with thicker veins and less texture.
  2. The rim and lettering have a proof finish on the genuine coin but a matte finish on the counterfeit coin.

Discussion & Detection

The contrasting proof and matte finishes are very closely replicated on the counterfeit coin, however the lack of a proof finish on the lettering and rim makes the counterfeit easy to identify.  Our sample had an acceptable weight but was slightly larger in diameter than the genuine coin.

Additional Info

  • Brand: Royal Canadian Mint
  • Metal: Silver
  • Shape: Round
  • Nominal Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
  • Year: 2016
  • Denomination: $5
  • Genuine Weight (g): 31.17
  • Counterfeit Weight (g): 31.38
  • Genuine Diameter (mm): 37.98
  • Counterfeit Diameter (mm): 40.03
  • Genuine Thickness (mm): 3.14
  • Counterfeit Thickness (mm): 3.24
  • Genuine Edge Type: Reeded
  • Counterfeit Edge Type: Reeded
  • Genuine Material: 9999 Silver
  • Counterfeit Material: Silver Plated, Brass Core

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