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Canada 2013 Maple Leaf Forever - Sugar and Douglas Maple Leaves $250 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Proof SML with 24-Karat Gold Plating GX - MINTAGE 600

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The MOTHER of all Silver Maples - get this huge (4" diameter) and truly rare (mintage only 600) gold plated pure silver kilogram proof while we still have them!

Sold out at the Mint!We're willing to bet that this is the one of the most unique One Kilogram coins you've ever seen! Minted by the Royal Canadian Mint in pure gold with a face value of 250 dollars, this huge and intricately engraved masterwork is only the third Kilogram-Sized Silver Maple - ever!An unique, one-year-only design of Canada's national symbol is highlighted on the huge tableau in full, frosted cameo proof finish- at more than 100 mm in diameter, it is a full 4 inches across! Even better is the investment potential - the total worldwide mintage of only 600 (six hundred) for Investment Opportunity!this Maple Leaf Forever seems impossibly low! This year's design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra features a Douglas Maple leaf overlapping a Sugar Maple leaf enhanced with selective 24-karat gold plating (for the first time ever on a Canadian silver kilogram!). Proudly perched upon their delicately crossed stems, each leaf portrays the characteristic elements of each maple species: the five-lobed, lacy-toothed Douglas Maple leaf is deeply lined with numerous veins, while the Sugar Maple leaf illustrates the sparsely veined, relatively smooth-edged, and almost graphical traits of its kind.

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An on-edge view of the montrous, 1 kilogram .9999 pure silver Maple Leaf Forever $250 Proof Finish Coin from the Royal Canadian Mint, dated 2011.Investment Note - Because of the popularity of Silver Maple Leafs, the gold plating, and the truly rare, ultra low mintage limit of only 600, this coin sold out at the Mint on pre-release. We recommend immediate action if you wish to secure one of these one kilogram pure silver proofs for your collection. Do not delay! Limit one per customer!

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.

A branch of beautiful red, orange & yellow maple leaves in the autumn or fall - leaf. 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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Investment Note
If you're considering this Proof Silver Kilo as an investment, it's kind of hard to go wrong here:
    • All Silver Maple Leaf collectors need this coin!
    • Tremendous size - 1000 grams (1 kilogram)!
    • Tremendously low mintage - only 600 savvy collectors can ever own this monstrous beauty! TRULY RARE!
    • The meticulous detailing and incredible design one expects from the artistic engravers at the Royal Canadian Mint!
    • Thirdever Silver Maple in 1 Kilo size - and the design is the national symbol of Canada, too!
    • All previous Canadian 1 Kilogram Silver Proofs have disappeared quickly and are now difficult to locate!
From a numismatic point of view - this ultra-rarity will be the centerpiece of your collection!

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Canada 2013 Maple Leaf $250 Silver Kilogram in boxPurity Note
The Royal 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 kilogram silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
A one-year-only maple leaf design featuring overlapping leaves of the Douglas Maple and the Sugar Maple. The legend 9999 1 KG FINE SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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 date, denomination and legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appear.

Packaging

The coin is encapsulated and presented inside a solid maple wood casket or coffer, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value 250 Dollars
Weight 1000.00 g
Diameter 101.60 mm (4 inches)
Mintage Limit      600
   
Finish Proof with 24-K Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist Emily Damstra
Certificate Individually Numbered


Complete Certificate Text
2013 Maple Leaf Forever

In a land dominated by vast woodlands, it is no surprise that that elemental forest dweller, the tree, would come to be considered a national treasure and symbol of a people. The maple tree, in particular—genus Acer—has played a key role in Canada’s development as a nation. From the earliest First Nations peoples to the European explorers, the settlers and, ultimately, those who manage today’s forestry and tourism industries, Canadians have always found the maple to be a beautiful and important resource.

The Douglas Maple (Acer glabrum var. douglasii), which is native to the region from British Columbia’s Pacific coastline to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, has been used by aboriginal peoples for thousands of years. In its hard but pliable structure they found the strength and flexibility necessary for implements like snowshoes, fishing tools, bows, and more. Others used its inner bark layer for twine and rope.

The glorious Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)—russet harbinger of autumn and source of the world’s finest maple syrup—has similarly been favoured for its sap as well as its strong, hard wood. Entire Canadian tourism industries thrive on its glorious transformation in autumn. Visitors come from around the world to witness the maple-dominated forests’ celebrated makeover; later, in early spring, the Sugar Maple stuns once again with its sweet springtime bounty.

In total, 10 maple species are present in Canada. For approximately 200 years, the maple leaf symbol has been associated specifically with Canada and Canadians. In 1965, the maple leaf became the centrepiece of Canada’s most important national emblem—the Canadian flag. On April 25, 1996, the Deputy Registrar of Canada proclaimed the Acer genus the country’s official arboreal emblem, citing the maple leaf’s historical role as a symbol of national identity, the important part the genus has played in the country’s historical and commercial development, Acer’s aesthetic importance to Canadians, and its role as an important, environmentally sustainable economic resource.

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