Innovative technology and intricate engraving bring us this new Maple Leaf Shaped pure silver proof! This stunning design of the national symbol of Canada is minted in one troy ounce. Of the purest silver on the planet! In combining its renowned, meticulous and intricate engraving techniques with its revolutionary technology, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced a marriage made in heaven – and the first of a new type of Silver Maple. Unbelievably, this is an actual. Maple Leaf-Shaped Silver Maple Leaf coin! An incredible first in the history of the Royal Canadian Mint! This fine silver coin is uniquely shaped as a beautiful maple leaf, an impressive achievement in minting. The dies used for this coin necessitated an exacting minting process, including the use of specialized equipment to shape the dies. This revolutionary beauty is presented in a special wooden case complete with a viewing window in the lid, allowing for this symbol of national pride to be displayed and viewed anytime. A perfect coin for arborists, nature enthusiasts and maple syrup lovers. As well as the savvy, investment-minded numismatist. An Original Work of Art. The design by Royal Canadian Mint Engraver Marcos Hallam recreates the familiar shape of a maple leaf – specifically that of the silver maple. Here, the coins unique shape accentuates the palmate leafs beautifully serrated edges. An intricate series of deep veins are rendered with finely detailed engraving, as they run through each of the leafs five pointed, tapering lobes. Different finishes bring added dimension to the design, enhancing the engraving and lending the leaf a bright natural appearance. 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 Canadas development as a nation. From the earliest Native Americans. To the European explorers. The settlers and, ultimately, those who manage todays 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 Canadas 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 countrys official arboreal emblem, citing the maple leafs historical role as a symbol of national identity, the important part the maple has played in the countrys historical and commercial development, its aesthetic importance to Canadians, and the trees role as an important environmentally sustainable economic resource. It’s a maple leaf-shaped Silver Maple Leaf Coin – what more do we need to say? ! ? A quick sell out was expected and has occurred. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure! A single maple leaf in pure silver. The date and denomination are both indicated. A cameo proof portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 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”) also appears. This coin is presented in a special wooden case complete with a viewing window in the lid, allowing for this symbol of national pride to be displayed and viewed anytime. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. 9999 Fine (Pure) Silver. The item “Canada 2015 Canadian Maple Leaf Shaped $20 Pure Silver Maple Leaf Proof SML” is in sale since Saturday, August 8, 2015. 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.
- Strike Type: Proof
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: New in Full Original Mint Packaging OGP + CoA
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2015
- Denomination: $20