2013 Maple Leaf Impression with enamel
Valour, perseverance, diversity: the maple leaf is a powerful symbol of Canadian identity and values. Internationally recognized, the maple leaf has been a Canadian emblem for almost three hundred years.
This coin showcases the iconic symbol of Canada; the maple leaf. Larger than the previously released Maple Leaf Impression, this beautiful 1 ounce coin also features a sunken central leaf that has been filled with bright red enamel.
The reverse image was created by Royal Canadian Mint engraver José Osio, and features the impression of a red maple leaf amongst much smaller maple leafs.
- The central leaf is struck down into the coin and filled with beautiful translucent red enamel that allows light to reflect off the facets inside.
- A select addition to any coin collection that celebrates not only the robust Canadian spirit, but also the exceptional craftsmanship offered by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Over 100 maple leafs are captured within this coin!
- This fine silver coin highlights the beauty and variety of the iconic maple leaf.
- Intricate and elegant design is finely engraved and meticulously presented in a beautiful Proof finish (frosted raised elements on mirror background); a testament to the exceptional talents of the designer and unparalleled RCM craftsmanship.
Face Value:20 dollars
Composition:99.99% pure silver
Artist:RCM engraver José Osio
The coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.
Finished Size: 67 mm x 67 mm
Advertising Date: July 3, 2013
Launch Date: July 9, 2013
Complete Certificate Text:
Emblem of a Nation’s Spirit
From backpackers in Berlin to peacekeepers in Pakistan, Canadians are immediately identifiable by a singular image they faithfully sport on pins, badges, and appliqués: the red maple leaf.
This lyrical cipher has symbolized Canada and Canadians for nearly three hundred years. Historians generally recognize the adoption of the maple leaf by Quebec’s Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Montréal in 1836 as the first official use of the symbol to represent an element of Canadian culture.
The symbol was soon popularized in print, song, and in the small markers—such as lapel pins—with which Canadian residents of various origins honoured their homelands. The English had their roses, the Scots their thistle, the Irish their shamrocks, and the French their fleur-de-lis—and native-born Canadians quickly chose the prosaic maple leaf.
The idea of including the maple leaf on Canada’s national flag took root with Lester B. Pearson in World War I, when he noted that every Canadian battalion had included some form of the maple leaf in its insignia. Fifty years later, in 1965, under his leadership as prime minister, Canada’s famous red-and-white maple leaf flag was born.
In addition to the maple leaf’s presence on various provincial flags and coats of arms, the country’s coinage has featured maple leaves, wreaths, and boughs in various forms for most of Canada’s history. In fact, the maple leaf was present on all Canadian coins from 1876 to 1901, and on Canadian pennies until 2012. mint.ca