Celebrate Canada’s pride with this RCM first one-of-a-kind, maple leaf-shaped coin! Few icons are as inextricably linked to Canada as the mighty maple leaf. A proud national emblem that is evocative of Canada’s 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.
The reverse design by Royal Canadian Mint Engraver Marcos Hallam recreates the familiar shape of a maple leaf—specifically that of the silver maple (Acer saccharinum) species. Here, the coin’s unique shape accentuates the palmate leaf’s beautifully serrated edges. An intricate series of deep veins are rendered with finely detailed engraving, as they run through each of the leaf’s five pointed, tapering lobes. Different finishes bring added dimension to the design, enhancing the engraving and lending the leaf a bright natural appearance.
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.