A Royal Canadian Mint First! This kilo is the largest coin to feature a hologram, and is also the first RCM coin to feature a hologram struck over an engraved surface! This feat of innovation further accentuates the details of the reverse design while adding spectacular dimension and colour to the coin.
For over a hundred years, the mighty maple leaf has been used as a beloved symbol for Canada—one that has been immortalized in songs and artwork, and featured on everything from pins, badges and backpacks to banknotes and the flag. Celebrate one of Canada’s most beloved icons with this year’s stunning Maple Leaf Forever coin, which features two shimmering leaves from a silver maple (Acer saccharinum).
The reverse design by Canadian artist Celia Godkin features two silver maple (Acer saccharinum) leaves. With their five deeply divided lobes and dentate leaf margins, each silver maple leaf is an image of delicate natural beauty as one leaf lies superimposed over the other, their long petioles crossed, as though each had softly fallen to the ground on a beautiful autumn day. A struck hologram across the entirety of the engraved leaf’s undulating surface; allows natural light to be refracted from different angles as the coin is tilted from side to side, creating an iridescent rainbow effect that has been enhanced by the use of multiple polishes. The overall effect is an exquisite coin that is brimming with dynamic movement, dazzling colour and remarkable depth.
This coin comes packaged in a graphic beauty box that features a holographic foil leaf motif, mirroring the innovative holographic effect found on the reverse image of the coin.