Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right with the denomination and date below Lettering: ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS 2002 Engraver:
A maple leaf dividing the silver purity and content with the country name above with the privy mark below the leaf Lettering: C A N A D A 9999 9999
Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)
Starting in 1998, several coins were issued with “Privy Marks,” which for this particular coin included the “Chinese Lunar Calendar Privy Mark Series” among others.
The Privy Mark is a small mark to either the left or right of the maple leaf stem, primarily used as a design and marketing feature. Other than the privy mark, the rest of the coin adheres to the same specifications and details as the normal, unmarked coin.
*Metal and stone weights are approximate.