From coinage to Canada's national flag, the maple leaf is woven into the very fabric of this nation's history reaching back to the 1700s. In 1858, when the first pennies were struck for the Province of Canada, maple leaves dominated the design. In 1920, an updated motif reduced the number of leavesfrom 16 to two; and in 1937, the maple twig you see on this coin made its debut—a bold move when the Dominion of Canada created its own designs to reflect its growing sense of nationhood. Today, the same design that defined the Canadian penny for over 75 years continues to inspire, seven years after its retirement from circulation. This commemorative counterpart is twice the size of the original, and is struck in 99.99% pure silver and fully gold plated.
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- AN ICON AND A MILESTONE! Celebrate one of Canada's most prominent icons with a reverse design that is synonymous with Canada's 1-cent coin that went out of circulation in 2012.
- FULLY GOLD-PLATED "P" PURE SILVER COIN! Full gold plating transforms the look of your 99.99% pure silver piece by giving it the appearance of a gold one—an Added feature that completes this collectible tribute to the original 99.999% pure gold bullion coin. The fully gold-plated obverse bears the "P" quality mark indicating the gold plating.
- SCALLOP-SHAPED! Your coin's wavy outline easily sets it apart and adds to the overall elegance of a soon-to-be prized addition to any collection.
- INCLUDES THE MASTERS CLUB LOGO ON BOX! Features the Masters Club logo printed prominently on the box sleeve.
- MAPLE WOODEN BOX! Your coin is beautifully presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded wooden box made of maple ,lined with black flocking and including a removable insert and special certificate compartment.
- SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! Your coin includes a serialized certificate!
- LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 4,500 coins worldwide.
- NO GST/HST!
Stylishly framed by the coin's scallop-shaped edge, the reverse image is a re-interpretation of Canada's one-cent circulation coin. Highly detailed engraving faithfully re-creates G.E.Kruger-Gray's iconic maple leaf twig. The reverse also features the face value "20 DOLLARS" and the year "2019". The fully gold-plated obverse bears the "P" quality mark and features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
- In 1982, the penny's shape was amended from perfectly round to 12-sided to make it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between denominations. The shape remained 12-sided until 1997.
- From top honours to Olympic moments, the maple leaf is tied to some of Canada's proudest achievements. Its first recorded use as a Canadian cultural symbol dates back to 1836, when the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste adopted the maple leaf as its emblem.
- In 1860, maple leaf was added to the badge of the 100th (Prince of Wales' Royal Canadian) Regiment of Foot, and it later appeared on the Canadian Expeditionary Force's badge during the First World War — a crucial chapter in this nation's history.
- Three maple leaves were included in Canada's Coat of Arms in 1921. The leaves were originally green, but were changed to red (one of Canada's national colours) in 1957.
- The most famous maple leaf? The stylized one on Canada's flag! Our famous red-and-white flag made its official debut on February 15, 1965.
Your coin is beautifully presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded wooden box, lined with black flocking and including a removable insert and special certificate compartment. Also included is a graphic beauty box.