As a symbol of Canada, the maple leaf evokes freedom for people around the world. It’s an ideal that has lured untold multitudes across great open waters to a New World; its vast, unknown and untamed nature diminished by the people’s resolution to start anew, to turn a new leaf.
Composition: 99.99 % pure silver
Weight (g)*: 157.6
Diameter (mm): 65.25
Face Value: $50
Artist: Luc Normandin
Packaging: Red lacquered wooden box with black beauty box
Finished size: 120 mm x 120 mm
This coin features the highest relief the Royal Canadian Mint has achieved on a 5 oz. blank. It requires that each coin be struck multiple times using enhanced tooling developed specifically for the demanding pressures and then meticulously crafted and the die finally is polished by hand for a stunning result.
Struck in 5 ounces of 99.99% pure silver—a keepsake with substance!
Features a fresh and airy new perspective of the maple leaf—a wonderful souvenir of Canada and a highly collectible expression of national pride.
Design features the exceptional sculptural qualities of high relief, an age-old technique normally reserved for large medals and medallions. The maple leaves on this coin literally rise from the coin’s surface, like sculptures.
The reverse image by Luc Normandin of three maple leaves gently drifting on an autumn breeze.