Like pieces of a puzzle, Canada and its history have been shaped
by the many who have come together to define this nation through its people. In
this spirit, the Royal Canadian Mint introduces a set of four pure silver $3
coins which combine to form a single, complete image of a proud Canadian icon –
The Maple Leaf. This is a new first time
offering by the Royal Canadian Mint, and mintage is limited to 7,500 sets.
Each of the squares in this four
piece set is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2017”, and
the purity “FINE SILVER ¼ OZ ARGENT PUR 9999”.
The obverse features
the face value “3 DOLLARS” and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth by
The design utilizes
highly detailed engraving to recreate the natural beauty of the sugar maple
leaf as it would appear in a natural setting. From the leaf’s softly wavy edges
to the deep veins that run through each lobe, the fine details infuse this design
with a life-like sense of depth, dimension and texture. The four reverse images form the powerful
image of a complete maple leaf, which is a touching celebration of Canada and
all that defines it.