The mighty maple tree has long been associated with the Canadian identity, while the symbolic
value of its leaves is immeasurable—for a maple leaf appears on Canada’s beloved flag, and in its
songs, poetry and literature. The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates Canada’s most beloved symbol
with this platinum coin, which brings together a maple leaf from three of the species that are
native to this land.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Lilyane Coulombe features a stunning design that celebrates
Canada’s mighty maples. Meticulous engraving recreates each leaf in astounding detail, with
deeply cut lobes and serrated edges that add a sense of texture and depth. The leafy trio is
representative of three maple species that are native to Canada, with selective gold plating to
convey their most famous colours. In the centre is an engraved silver maple leaf; on the left is a red
maple leaf, with pink gold plating that is reminiscent of its crimson autumn foliage; on the right is
a sugar maple leaf, known for autumnal hues of gold that are represented by yellow gold plating.
A one-of-a-kind addition to your nature- or
Canadiana-themed collection, and a timeless way to
celebrate the natural beauty of this national icon.