Canada – 2017 – 250 Dollars – Kilo silver maple leaf cut out
A very low mintage of just 700 coins worldwide makes this a highly exclusive collecting opportunity.
|Year of Issue||2017|
|Face Value||250 Dollars|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
In Canadian iconography, no image is as powerful or illustrious as the beloved maple leaf. Beautiful by nature, its pointed lobes and sharp, irregular teeth give it a shape that is as distinctive as the people it represents, for the maple leaf is the symbol of Canada—our emblem as a nation, the cherished representative of all things Canadian. The Royal Canadian Mint continues its tradition of innovation by celebrating a national icon with the largest shaped coin yet: a maple-shaped, one-kilo, 99.99% pure silver coin.
The design by Canadian artist Lisa T. Khan captures the natural beauty of a silver maple leaf (Acer saccharinum), as it would appear in the Canadian landscape. The coin’s impressive size (150 mm) provides a larger-than-life canvas for this engraved rendition, which features all of the details of a true silver maple leaf—including the deeply cut, engraved veins that run across the tapering lobes. The outline itself is unmistakable thanks to its sharply toothed edge, while the use of an antique finish adds to the realistic portrayal. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.