Every Iconic Maple Leaves coin is a fully gold plated, scallop shaped celebration of Canada’s beloved maple leaf, a symbol that represents our nation, our achievements and our Canadian pride. The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's annual series features an iconic design from Canada’s Confederation era. It is the maple bough arrangement that was first introduced by the Province of Canada and later adopted by the new Dominion of Canada for its coins, which have a special place in many collections.
The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the first coins of the Dominion of Canada. This coin features the crossed maple bough design that appeared on the four denominations issued in 1870 5 10 25 and 50 cents).