Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

Canada 2017 Gilded Silver Maple Leaf Shaped $20 Pure Silver Maple Leaf Autumn SML Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating L08

Price: $169.95 $119.95
(You save $50.00)
SKU:
08135
Quantity:

Product Description

An incredible first! Innovative technology and intricate engraving coupled with the Mint's renowned gold plating technology imbue this new Maple Leaf Shaped pure silver proof with the gilded splendor! This stunning design of the national symbol of Canada is minted in one troy ounce of the purest silver on the planet!

In combining its renowned, meticulous and intricate engraving techniques with its renowned 24-karat gold plating technology, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced a marriage made in heaven - and a clever twist on the beloved Silver Maple! Unbelievably, this is an actual Maple Leaf-Shaped Silver Maple Leaf coin, resplendently gilded in the golden color of gold! This fine silver coin is uniquely shaped as a beautiful maple leaf, an impressive achievement in minting. The dies used for this coin necessitated an exacting minting process, including the use of specialized equipment to shape the dies. This revolutionary beauty is presented in a handsome, burgundy leatherette presentation case, allowing for this national symbol to be displayed and viewed anytime. A perfect coin for arborists, nature enthusiasts and maple syrup lovers - as well as all savvy, investment-minded numismatists!

Click here for more coins celebrating Autumn!

Click here for more Silver Maple Leafs (SMLs)!


Click here for all Maple Leaf Shaped Silver Maple coins!

Orange_Maple.jpgAn Original Work of Art
Careful sculpting and finely detailed engraving, by Canadian nature artist Joel Kimmel, capture the natural beauty of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) leaves in all their intricate beauty. A true-to-life recreation of the leaf’s silhouette, the coin’s unusual shape provides a fitting canvas for this celebration of a Canadian icon, whose irregular edges and five palmate lobes have been painstakingly replicated through a labor-intensive process. The design by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel includes multiple engraved maple leaves that fill the entirety of the face. The scattered positioning of these leaves deliberately evokes an autumn day, when the leaves have softly tumbled to cover the ground. While the design also features the engraved face value 20 DOLLARS and the year 2017, the spotlight shines brightly on the three gilded maple leaves that each represent 50 years of Canadian history - a symbolic nod to the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The selective application of gold plating technology further enhances the deeply engraved veining, while giving each leaf a rich golden hue that shines as bright as a sunny autumn day.

Click here for all coins in the Maple Canopy series!

The Majestic Maple
To perch on a moss-covered boulder in the heart of the woods, lean against the broad trunk of a towering sugar maple, and gaze up at the green vault above: this is to experience the Canadian forest at its finest. Idling away a few careless moments in the presence of this wise old species allows us to journey backward in our own memories, to explore a daydreamed future, and to rest in the serenity of the present. The maple canopy connects land and sky, shade and light, tree and tree, human and heavens.

In a land dominated by vast woodlands, it is no surprise that the maple is considered a national treasure and symbol of a people. It has played a key role in Canada’s development as a nation. From the earliest Native Americans 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.

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

Click here for all the coins in the Swarovski Crystal Color Flora series!

Click here for Color Silver Maples with Swarovski crystal raindrops embedded in them!

Investment Notes

It's a maple leaf-shaped Silver Maple Leaf Coin, executed with selective gilding - 24-karat gold plating - what more do we need to say?!?!

Click here for other pure SMLs (Silver Maple Leafs)!


Technology Note - Gold Plating
The Royal Canadian Mint’s proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty.

Click here for more stunning gold-plated coins!

Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

Click here for more great pure silver coins!

Obverse
A single maple leaf in pure silver, resplendently gilded in the golden color of gold! The date and denomination are both indicated.

Click here for more coins celebrating Autumn!

Click here for all Maple Leaf Shaped Silver Maple coins!

Reverse

A cameo proof portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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.

Click here for all coins in the Maple Canopy series!

Click here for Color Silver Maples with Swarovski crystal raindrops embedded in them!

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.

Click here for more Silver Maple Leafs (SMLs)!

Click here for all the coins in the Swarovski Crystal Color Flora series!

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.50 g
Dimensions 43 mm x 42 mm
Mintage Limit    10,000
   
Finish Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Joel Kimmel
Certificate Individually Numbered




.

Product Reviews

Write Review

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!