As Canada’s flag celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to the maple leaf as a national symbol with this stunning $10 fine silver coin that captures the natural beauty of the sugar maple leaf (Acer saccharum).
The reverse image features a design by Canadian artist Celia Godkin, which beautifully showcases four maple leaves of various sizes. These leaves are from a sugar maple tree (Acer saccharum), and are depicted as they would be found in the wooded areas of Eastern Canada; growing on a twig at the very end of a branch, they stir ever so gently in the warm summer breeze. Detailed engraving brings to life their characteristics, including the vein ridges that run through each leaf’s five lobes.
It has been beautifully engraved with the artistry and craftsmanship for which the Royal Canadian Mint is internationally renowned, with a specimen finish background that showcases the design’s finer details, such as the deeply cut, intricate veins that run through each leaf’s lobes and the slightly furled margins. The coin is struck in a half-ounce of .9999 pure silver with a mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST / GST exempt.