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Canada 2012 Maple Leaf Forever - Sugar Maple $300 Pure Platinum Proof GX

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A true rarity - a one ounce, pure platinum proof with the UNBELIEVABLY low mintage of only 250! Even better, it depicts the maple leaf, national symbol of Canada! DO NOT DELAY!

Sold out at the Mint!Our clientele already knows that Royal Canadian Mint Platinum Proofs appreciate in value (and then some). Well, with the introduction of this very first Maple Leaf Forever pure platinum proof, all bets are off and the sky's the limit! Sure, the exceptionally tiny mintage limit of just 250 is a big part of the reason, but consider as well the cachet of the Maple Leaf series of coins - the most collected of all Canadian coins! How many pure platinum maple leafs have you ever seen or held? Investment Opportunity!Okay, you get the picture on the investment potential here - the early bird will surely get the worm, and there will be a lot of tardy, disappointed birds later. This year the three-leaf maple sprig design was created by artist and engraver Luc Normandin, and depicts the leaves of the large and robust sugar maple - famous the world over for its syrup!

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A branch of beautiful red, orange & yellow maple leaves in the autumn or fall - leaf.Availability Note - Because of the popularity of maple leaf coins and the ultra-low mintage limit of 250, a quick sell out was expected and has occurred!

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 leaf. 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 Montreal 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.

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The idea of including the maple leaf on Canada’s national flag took root with Lester B. Pearson in World War I, 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 leaf flag was born.

In addition to the maple leaf’s presence on various provincial flags and coats of arms, the country’s coinage has featured maple leaves, wreaths, and boughs in various forms for most of Canada’s 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.

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The Maple Leaf Forever 1 Ounce Pure Platinum Proof is the sixth stand-alone 1 Ounce Platinum Proof issued by the Royal Canadian Mint., and  the very first platinum release (but not the last, we are told!) in the Maple Leaf Forever program. The first five releases sold out at the Mint very quickly.

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Investment Note
What an opportunity - a one ounce, pure platinum proof coin, featuring an intricately detailed, frosted cameo portrait of a three-leaf sugar maple sprig! In fact, this is only the sixth one ounce platinum proof that the Royal Canadian Mint has ever offered individually (i.e,, not in a multi-coin set), and it's the first of a new series! What's more, the Maple Leaf Forever $300 Platinum Proof has a total mintage of only 250, making it exceedingly rare!

If you need further proof of the investment potential of this beauty, consider the recent value of platinum -  it has recently traded in the $2200 per ounce range! Platinum is the the rarest, hardest to find, mine and refine of all the precious metals, and has a number of non-recoverable uses, so the sky's the limit. Only 250 lucky individuals can ever own one of these gems, so get yours today!

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Obverse
A realistic, intricately detailed, frosted cameo engraving of a one-year-only, three-leaf sugar maple sprig design. The purity (9995), metal (Pt), date and denomination are also indicated.

Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2012
   
Face Value 300 Dollars
Weight 31.16 g
Diameter 30.00 mm
Mintage Limit      250
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9995 Fine (Pure) Platinum
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Luc Normandin
Certificate Individually Numbered

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