First of a new Silver Maple series! The maple forest canopy pulses with color in spring, in this fresh perspective, minted in one ounce of pure silver! In combining its renowned, meticulous and intricate engraving techniques with its technologically superior colorization. Process, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced a marriage made in heaven – and the first of a new type of Color Silver Maple. Gaze at the majestic maple tree. From a new, fresh perspective – upwards from trunk to canopy – on the Canadian Maple Canopy series. Minted in one ounce of pure silver. We can’t recommend this unique, artistic beauty enough! This is the thirteenth (and lowest mintage) in the series of Color Silver Maple Leafs. A perfect coin for arborists, nature enthusiasts and maple syrup lovers! S with the 2008, 200, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Crystal Raindrop Color Silver Maples, a quick sell out is expected. A New View of the Majestic Maple. The design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra presents the classic Canadian maple. From a novel angle, looking upward at the trunk and tree canopy from below. The lower half of the image is dominated by the gnarled trunk of a massive maple tree. Its thick branches reach upward and outward toward the canopy which, in the perspective of the image, appears far above the viewer, against the sky. Trunk, branches, and leaves are rendered in textural relief, to reinforce the image’s sense of height and depth. To perch on a moss-covered boulder in the heart of the woods, lean against the broad trunk of a towering sugar maple. And gaze up at the green vault above: this is to experience the Canadian forest at its finest. Idling away a few careless moments in the presence of this wise old species allows us to journey backward in our own memories, to explore a daydreamed future, and to rest in the serenity of the present. Connects land and sky, shade and light, tree and tree, human and heavens. In a land dominated by vast woodlands, it is no surprise that the maple is considered a national treasure and symbol of a people. It has played a key role in Canada’s development as a nation. From the earliest Native Americans. To the European explorers. The settlers and, ultimately, those who manage today’s forestry and tourism industries, Canadians have always found the maple. To be a beautiful and important resource. For approximately 200 years, the maple leaf symbol has been associated specifically with Canada and Canadians. In 1965, the maple leaf became the centerpiece of Canada’s most important national emblem – the Canadian flag. On April 25, 1996, the Deputy Registrar of Canada proclaimed the maple tree. Representing the 10 species found in Canada the country’s official arboreal emblem, citing the maple leaf’s historical role as a symbol of national identity, the important part the maple has played in the country’s historical and commercial development, its aesthetic importance to Canadians, and the tree’s role as an important environmentally sustainable economic resource. Stunning in its artistry, beauty and simplicity, this new pure silver proof in the Color Silver Maple Leaf Series. Ups the ante with a few twists, including lower mintage (only 7,500) and a new perspective! This is perhaps the most unique coin in the series – and a work of unparalleled gorgeousness! We believe that this coin presents an entry-level investment opportunity in a relatively low-priced proof. A quick sell out is expected. The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure! A beautiful, full-color image of the vibrantly hued sugar maple. The date and denomination are both indicated. A cameo proof portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England. In profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. REGINA (“Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God”) and mint mark also appear. The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. 9999 Fine (Pure) Silver. A Fresh Perspective on An Old Friend. OH, tenderly deepen the woodland glooms, And merrily sway the beeches; Breathe delicately the willow blooms, And the pines rehearse new speeches; The elms toss high till they brush the sky, Pale catkins the yellow birch launches, But the tree I love all the greenwood above Is the maple of sunny branches. Let who will sing of the hawthorn in spring, Or the late-leaved linden in summer; There’s a word may be for the locust-tree, That delicate, strange new-comer; But the maple it glows with the tint of the rose When pale are the spring-time regions, And its towers of flame from afar proclaim The advance of Winter’s legions. And a greener shade there never was made Than its summer canopy sifted, And many a day as beneath it I lay Has my memory backward drifted To a pleasant lane I may walk not again, Leading over a fresh, green hill, Where a maple stood just clear of the wood- And oh, to be near it still! — Canadian poet Charles G. Orion, and Other Poems. (1880) To perch on a moss-covered boulder in the heart of the woods, lean against the broad trunk of a towering sugar maple, and gaze up at the green vault above: this is to experience the Canadian forest at its finest. The maple canopy connects land and sky, shade and light, tree and tree, human and heavens. From the earliest First Nations peoples to the European explorers, the settlers and, ultimately, those who manage today’s forestry and tourism industries, Canadians have always found the maple to be a beautiful and important resource. In 1965, the maple leaf became the centrepiece of Canada’s most important national emblem-the Canadian flag. On April 25, 1996, the Deputy Registrar of Canada proclaimed the maple tree (genus Acer, representing the 10 species found in Canada) the country’s official arboreal emblem, citing the maple leaf’s historical role as a symbol of national identity, the important part the genus has played in the country’s historical and commercial development, the maple’s aesthetic importance to Canadians, and the tree’s role as an important environmentally sustainable economic resource. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 20 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item “Canada 2013 Color $20 Pure Silver Maple Leaf Spring Maple Canopy Flora Proof” is in sale since Tuesday, April 09, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “talismancoins” and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country of Manufacture: Canada
- Composition: Silver
- Year: 2013