The association between the maple leaf and Canada is so powerful that many people would be surprised to learn that there are, in fact, some 115 species of maple trees to be found around the world. The majority grow in Eastern Asia while ten maple species are indigenous to Canada. The maple was a staple in Aboriginal life long before European settlers arrived on North America’s shores, and its importance has endured for centuries, making it an internationally recognized symbol of the pride and excellence of all things “Canadian.”
Item Number: 132688
Composition: 99.95% platinum
Weight (g)*: 3.13
Diameter (mm): 16
Face Value: $5
Artist: Pierre Leduc
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- A numismatic treasure of the highest order crafted in the unmatched prestige of 99.95% platinum.
- Limited to an exclusive 3,000 coins worldwide.
- Two Maple leaves nested upon each other are presented with beautifully crafted detail highlighting the natural beauty of the species.
- The craftsmanship on this coin is enhanced by the brilliant background.
Canadian artist Pierre Leduc has created an uplifting design that highlights the distinctive contours of Canada’s iconic national symbol and adds an interesting dimension by superimposing it with a smaller, contrasting maple leaf.