Few icons are as inextricably linked to Canada as the mighty maple leaf. A proud national emblem that is evocative of Canadas natural beauty, it has inspired artists; graced the uniforms of soldiers pursuing peace; and given hope to new Canadians looking for opportunities. It continues to evoke a sense of national identity among the millions who call Canada home. DESIGN The reverse design by Royal Canadian Mint Engraver Marcos Hallam recreates the familiar shape of a maple leafspecifically that of the silver maple (Acer saccharinum) species. 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. SPECIAL FEATURES -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. Exemplifies the Royal Canadian Mints continuing spirit of innovation, along with the remarkable craftsmanship and artistry for which it is internationally renowned. This coin is presented in a special wooden case complete with a viewing window in the lid, allowing for this symbol of Canadian pride to be displayed and viewed anytime. A stunning, one-of-a-kind addition to any collection. Please wait for an invoice before paying. The item “2015 The Canadian Maple Leaf Shaped Prf $20 Silver Coin 1oz. 9999Fine(NT)(17413)” is in sale since Wednesday, February 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada