As Canada’s flag celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to the maple leaf as a national symbol with a stunning coin that captures the natural beauty of the sugar maple leaf (Acer saccharum).
Item Number: 140838
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g)*: 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Artist: Celia Godkin
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- An exceptional depiction of several sugar maple leaves, which have been beautifully engraved with the artistry and craftsmanship for which the Royal Canadian Mint is internationally renowned.
- The specimen finish background showcases the design’s finer details, such as the deeply cut, intricate veins that run through each leaf’s lobes and the slightly furled margins.
- An excellent addition to any Canadiana- or nature-themed collection and a thoughtful gift to mark memorable milestones and treasured achievements with one of Canada’s most treasured symbols: the maple leaf!
The reverse image features a design by Canadian artist Celia Godkin, which beautifully showcases four maple leaves of various sizes. These leaves are from a sugar maple tree (Acer saccharum), and are depicted as they would be found in the wooded areas of Eastern Canada; growing on a twig at the very end of a branch, they stir ever so gently in the warm summer breeze. Detailed engraving brings to life their characteristics, including the vein ridges that run through each leaf’s five lobes.