2019 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Beloved Maple Leaf
A Uniquely Canadian Bouquet
Few symbols represent Canada as universally as the maple leaf. In fact, it’s amazing how evocative one little leaf can be. It speaks to the beauty and variety of the Canadian landscape, the cycle of our seasons, the story of Canada’s Indigenous roots, and the opportunity and potential that drives millions to come here from the four corners of the world.
Maple is a resource—it gives us syrup and lumber and the many things we can make from its wood. But its leaf is also source of pride and identity. Anywhere Canadians travel, a maple leaf pinned to their lapel or sewn onto their pack, people know where they come from and the values they represent. This coin takes a new approach using the leaves of two maple species, the sugar maple and the silver maple, in a balanced and flowing design.
KEY SPECIAL FEATURES:
• An iconic Canadian symbol, a unique new arrangement: the beautiful bouquet of maple leaves features exceptional realism and detail.
• A variety of frostings applied to the reverse design differentiate the leaves and lend the image depth.
- An iconic Canadian symbol, a unique new arrangement: the beautiful bouquet of maple leaves features exceptional realism and detail.
- A variety of frostings applied to the reverse design differentiate the leaves and lend the image depth.
- This is artist David Caesar’s first maple leaf-themed design for the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Limited mintage of X coins makes this sought-after coin a rare collectible.
- An excellent addition to any Canadiana-themed or nature-inspired collection and a thoughtful gift to mark memorable milestones and treasured achievements.
DID YOU KNOW?
- For approximately 200 years, the maple leaf symbol has been associated with Canada and Canadians. 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.
The reverse image by Canadian artist David Caesar features a bouquet-like cluster of two sugar maple leaves and two silver maple leaves encircled by a flowing ribbon. Multiple frosting techniques applied to each of the leaves give depth and texture to the layered effect of the design. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
|Composition||99.99% pure silver|
|Packaging||Black clamshell with black beauty box|
|Finished size||68 x 68 mm|