2018 2018 $200 PURE GOLD 2-COIN SET ENCHANTING MAPLE LEAVES

$ 5,899.95

Beauty. Scarcity. Pure elegance. More than a prestigious collectible, this two-coin set is a superbly crafted ode to one of Canada’s most beloved emblems, the maple leaf, whose natural beauty is unmistakable in the gleam of 99.999% pure gold—and on one coin, an added touch of platinum plating

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LAUNCH DATE: April 3, 2018
ADVERTISING DATE: April 3, 2018

Special Features

  • CLASSIC CANADA: Part collectible, part work of art, this two-coin set features a timeless, sophisticated design that befits one of Canada’s most prominent national icons.
  • TWO OF THE WORLD’S PUREST GOLD COINS: Both of these high-denomination coins are magnificently crafted in the world’s highest level of purity for a gold coin: 99.999% pure gold, or ‘Five 9s.’ The Royal Canadian Mint is the only mint in the world to offer this level of gold purity.
  • SELECTIVE PLATING: For added elegance and a touch of visual contrast, a selective application of platinum plating highlights the largest, most prominent maple leaf on one coin.
  • WORLD-CLASS CRAFTSMANSHIP: Limited to just 175 sets available worldwide, this impressive collectible leaves a lasting impression with its reverse, where the crisp lines and meticulously engraved details are luminous in a pristine proof finish. Order today!

DESIGN

Both coins in this set share the same reverse image by Nathalie Lagacé, featuring a wealth of finely engraved details that give the maple leaves a life-like appearance. Like a botanical illustration, three different sizes of maple leaves are naturally positioned along the branches that nearly stretch from the bottom rim to the top, where two double-winged fruits (samaras) extend outwards on slender stalks. While the two smallest leaves have curled outer edges, the largest, most prominent maple leaf offers an unobstructed view of its defining features: the overall shape, its toothed margins, and the deep-set veins that run through each lobe towards the pointed tip. On one of the two coins, this large leaf is further enhanced by a selective application of platinum plating that provides contrast next to the gold. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

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