How many maple leafs do you
count? 110? 120? 125? Or
more? The Mint says that there are over 100 in this unique tableau by
Royal Canadian Mint engraver José Osio! This artist has
continued the exceptional design craftsmanship for which the RCM is
known with this unique, translucent green enameled maple
, both created by and
surrounded by a myriad of mini minion maple leafs! No legends are
present on this obverse, to preserve the singular impact of the design.
Struck in one troy ounce of pure
, as you would expect of a Silver
, the low mintage limit of just 7,500 (and even-lower
price point) virtually assure a fast sell out! A very quick sell
out at the Mint is expected!
here for ALL Maple Impression Silver Proofs!
Click here for a great selection of coins
featuring color enamel!
- Last year, when the
first, Red Enamel Maple was announced, the
Royal Canadian Mint has not released a new Enameled coin since 2010.
All previous sold out quickly. With its vibrant green enamel, larger format,
iconic theme and even lower mintage this year (only 7,500), we highly
recommend this one troy ounce, pure silver proof finish maple leaf! A fast sell out at
the Mint is expected!
For investment-minded coin collectors, we note the low mintage limit of
just 7,500 - far lower than the annual mintage for any standard edition
, and lower even than last year's Red Enamel
This ensures that this one troy ounce, pure
proof finish maple leaf will be
difficult to locate in years to come.
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The Maple Leaf Forever - Symbol
of a Nation's Spirit
From backpackers in Berlin to peacekeepers in Pakistan, Canadians are
immediately identifiable by a singular image they faithfully sport on
pins, badges, and appliqués: the maple
. This botanical symbol has represented Canada and
Canadians for nearly three hundred years.
Historians generally recognize the adoption of the maple leaf by
Quebec’s Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste in
1836 as the first official use of the symbol to represent an element of
Canadian culture. The symbol was soon popularized in print, song, and
in the small emblems (such as lapel pins) with which Canadian residents
of various origins honored their homelands. The English had their
roses, the Scots their thistle, the Irish their shamrocks, and the
French their fleur-de-lis - but native-born Canadians quickly chose the
sturdy yet ornate maple leaf.
The idea of including the maple leaf on Canada’s national
flag took root with Lester B. Pearson in World
when he noted that every Canadian battalion had included some form of
the maple leaf in its insignia. Fifty years later, in 1965, under his
leadership as prime minister, Canada’s famous red-and-white maple
addition to the maple leaf’s presence on various provincial
flags and coats of arms, the country’s coinage has featured
leaves, wreaths, and boughs in various forms for most of
history. In fact, the maple leaf was present on all Canadian coins from
1876 to 1901. Since that time, it has always appeared on Canadian
pennies, and numerous other Canadian numismatic coins.
here for the more coins
featuring the Maple Leaf!
Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also
the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999
fineness. This one troy ounce silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!
here for more great pure silver coins!
Technology Note - Enamel
The vibrant, Green Enamel Silver Maple Leaf features the Royal
Mint’s patented enamel
technology. This proprietary
technique applies deep, rich, semi-opaque hues to the coin, while light
penetrates to give a translucent effect to the color.
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The coin is encapsulated inside a
burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with
black velvet and protected by an outer sleeve. An individually-numbered
certificate of authenticity is included.