In Canadian iconography, no image is as powerful or illustrious as the beloved maple leaf. Beautiful by nature, its pointed lobes and sharp, irregular teeth give it a shape that is as distinctive as the people it represents, for the maple leaf is the symbol of Canadaour emblem as a nation, the cherished representative of all things Canadian.
The Royal Canadian Mint continues its tradition of innovation by celebrating a national icon with the largest shaped coin yet: a maple-shaped, one-kilo, 99.99% pure silver coin. The design by Canadian artist Lisa T. Khan captures the natural beauty of a silver maple leaf (Acer saccharinum), as it would appear in the Canadian landscape. The coins impressive size (150 mm) provides a larger-than-life canvas for this engraved rendition, which features all of the details of a true silver maple leafincluding the deeply cut, engraved veins that run across the tapering lobes. The outline itself is unmistakable thanks to its sharply toothed edge, while the use of an antique finish adds to the realistic portrayal.The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Celebrate Canada through its innovative spirit!
Introducing the Royal Canadian Mints largest shaped coin: the worlds very first maple leaf-shaped KILO coin. Magnificently crafted in 99.99% pure silver. The coins extraordinarily large size150 mm from the stem to the leafs highest tipallows for an outstanding amount of richly detailed engraving.
Adding to the leafs life-like appearance is the use of an antique finish on the reverse. Beautifully packaged in a premium wooden case that is as elegant and timeless as this exceptional collectible. A very low mintage of just 700 coins worldwide makes this a highly exclusive collecting opportunity. Composition: 99.99% pure silver.
Diameter (mm): 150 mm (top to bottom). Packaging: Wood case and black beauty box. LAUNCH DATE: September 5, 2017.ADVERTISING DATE: September 5, 2017. The item "2017 Kilo'Maple Leaf Forever'Shaped Antique-Finish $250 Fine Silver Coin(18236)" is in sale since Monday, September 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.