The reverse design by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel includes multiple engraved maple leaves that fill the entirety of the reverse. The scattered positioning of these leaves deliberately evokes an autumn day, when the leaves have softly tumbled to cover the ground. While the reverse also features the engraved face value "20 DOLLARS" and the year "2017", the spotlight shines brightly on the three gilded maple leaves that each represent 50 years of Canadian history-a symbolic nod to the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The selective application of gold plating technology further enhances the deeply engraved veining, while giving each leaf a rich golden hue that shines as bright as a sunny autumn day.Introducing another RCM FIRST: selective gold plating on a maple leaf-shaped coin. A fitting way to celebrate Canada through its beloved national emblem-particularly on the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Adding to the complexities of recreating the maple leaf shape, the coin's reverse layers intricate engraving, multiple finishes and stunning gold plating technology-all in one stunning coin that stands as a true feat of engineering! Selective gold plating creates a magnificent contrast between the plated elements and the coin's 99.99percent pure silver surface, and further enhances the outstanding craftsmanship.
This third leaf-shaped coin will also be sought-after by collectors, who will value its artistry and its symbolic expression of national pride during Canada's milestone year. Composition: 99.99% fine silver. Diameter (mm): 42 X 43. Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box.LAUNCH DATE: August 1, 2017. ADVERTISING DATE: August 1, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative".
The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.