Since its introduction in 1988, the Silver Maple Leaf has become one of the most well known bullion investment coins in the world. Investors and collectors alike have prized it for its quality, purity and value, along with the intricacy of its design. With this reverse proof silver numismatic coin, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates its success while also paying tribute to the American Numismatic Association, host of the 2015 World’s Fair of Money.
Unchanged from each bullion coin issued annually, the iconic maple leaf—that mighty national symbol of Canada, its people and its pride—is featured on the reverse of this fine silver numismatic coin. Intricately engraved in fine detail, the single leaf’s serrated edges and deeply veined lobes are rendered in a way that adds texture to the leaf, which shimmers in a brilliant finish set against the frosted background. The official flower of the state of Illinois, the Purple Violet (Viola sororia), is micro engraved on a small area of the reverse Remarkably detailed on such a small scale, this unique privy mark stands as a celebration of the Mint’s attendance at the 2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, Ill., as further indicated by the engraved acronym “ANA” and the word “CHICAGO”.
An outstanding addition to any collection but particularly one that celebrates the Canadian spirit and national pride, both at home and abroad.