From coast to coast, Canada’s natural landscape offers up endless possibilities where one can find beauty and tranquility—even in the smallest of movements. In a moment that could be easily taken for granted during a hike through Canada’s many forests, this stunning coin poignantly captures a peaceful sight featuring the much-loved maple leaf.
Micro-engraved detail showcases Canada’s beloved symbol, the maple leaf, in a remarkable design that captures a tranquil moment in a scene that can be appreciated from coast to coast. The micro-engraved leaf and laser-frosted text are reflected in the water, marking the first time that a design has combined traditional and micro engraving with the addition of laser-frosting techniques in such a unique and innovative way.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Lilyane Coulombe features a natural scene with timeless appeal: here, a single maple leaf has fluttered down from a branch above onto the still waters below it. Canada’s beloved symbol is showcased in stunning detail thanks to finely-detailed engraving that recreates the veins which run along its lobes. Gently piercing the water’s mirror-like surface, the tip of the leaf’s lobe has set off a wave of soft ripples; and yet the leaf’s micro-engraved reflection remains, bouncing with the water’s movement in a serene moment that would be all too brief—had it not been forever suspended in time with this coin.