Certificate - serial numbered (serial numbers will vary). Artists - Margaret Best (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Spring, summer, fall, and winter: Canada's beloved sugar maple is naturally stunning in every season!Helped by a combination of artistic touches that stand in for Mother Nature's color palette, each engraved quadrant on the reverse shows the maple's progression from spring buds to winter-withered leaf. The coin's unusual contour is also significant: a traditional symbol for re-birth and renewal, the egg shape alludes to a timeless seasonal cycle that begins anew each spring. LOW CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY NUMBER, between 1 and 1,500! A benefit for Masters Club members! (serial numbers available when listed: 205, 336, 344, 463, 465, 467, 1422). A "YEAR IN THE LIFE" SNAPSHOT! The coin's elliptical shape provides an unusual canvas for this maple-themed celebration of Canada's four seasons!
While the extended form provides extra space for the complex design, the egg shape is also a traditional symbol for rejuvenation and re-birth an added nod to the sugar maple's continuous cycle through the four seasons, beginning in the spring. A MIX OF TECHNOLOGY, TECHNIQUE, AND DESIGN! Measuring 45 mm x 33 mm, the pure silver coin is a small-scale masterpiece! A dazzling array of finely engraved details can be found in the quadrants that represent the four seasons, as well as the close-up view of the leaf's life cycle. Adding to the complexity of the design, selective gold plating adds a "sunlit" glow to the summer leaves, and a touch of warmth next to the polished proof shine of the wintry landscape.
Two of Canada's most colorful seasons are brought to life by selective color, which re-creates the hopeful hues of spring and the spectacular nature of the sugar maple's fall foliage. AN EXQUISITE PIECE TO OWN!
In addition to its unusual shape, this beautifully crafted coin possesses artistic beauty and is sure to be treasured for years to come. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. LOW MINTAGE: Only 4,000 coins will be made available worldwide. ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt!
Like a "year in the life" snapshot of a Canadian icon, this coin's image by Margaret Best traces the sugar maple tree and its leaf's progression through the seasons. A finely engraved maple tree and its mirror image are each divided in half to create quadrants representing spring, summer, fall, and winter, helped by artistic touches that stand in for Mother Nature's ever-changing color palette. The colored upper left quadrant steps into a spring landscape, where the maple's branches are covered in the reddish-brown buds featured in the enlarged view near the center. The engraved upper right quadrant leaps ahead to a mid-summer day, where selective gold plating mimics the effect of sunlight on the maple's broad summer foliage.
In the colored lower right quadrant, the fall scene is a tapestry of brilliant red, yellow, and orange hues that famously give Canada its fall colors, while the leaf's curled edges allude to the seasonal shedding of leaves in preparation for winter. In the engraved lower left quadrant, the maple's frosted silhouette embodies the resilient spirit of Canadians who embrace their northern climate, even in the face of winter's fury, while the withered leaf is highlighted with selective gold plating for an elegant contrast. Coupled with the coin's egg shape, which traditionally symbolizes renewal, the addition of a pair of maple keys is significant: the winged seeds represent the future of the maple and hint at the timelessness of this continuous seasonal cycle.
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell protected by a black beauty box. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera.We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may result in one side being slightly out of focus. Please review all of the photos provided to obtain the best understanding of the coin's actual appearance.
Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item "2018 $20 Four Seasons of the Maple Leaf Coin Elliptical 1 oz Pure Silver Proof" is in sale since Wednesday, September 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative".The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.