Canadians abide by the seasons of our land. We flourish here: families grow and communities blossom, as each generation of Canadians strives to create a better world for those who follow. This cycle of life is beautifully exemplified by the tree that bears our national emblem, the maple leaf, whose growth and regeneration is poignantly depicted on this fine silver coin.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Artist: Donna Kriekle
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with standard black beauty box
- An artistic celebration of life and an expression of national pride—all in a 99.99% pure silver coin!
- The artistry of the design is as compelling as the story told through precision engraving, which captures the maple leaf’s growth cycle in outstanding detail!
- An affordable way to start a coin collection or to spark a loved one’s interest in collecting.
- A superb addition to your own growing collection, or a memorable memento that can be lovingly passed from generation to generation.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Donna Kriekle features an artistic interpretation of the cycle
of life, which is exemplified by the evolution of a sugar maple (Acer saccharum) leaf. Each element
draws parallels to the artist’s own family tree, with each generation represented by the leaf’s
different stage of growth: the winged maple key known as a samara (bottom left) represents the
children, and the promise of new life; the curved appearance of the branch follows the progression
of time, as gentle flowers turn into young leaves; the deeply veined appearance of the mature leaf
then gives way to the broad, elder leaf in autumn.