Standing tall in our eastern forests, the sugar maple is as hardy as the people it represents. Canadas arboreal emblem is magnificent in the summer, when branches that have weathered wild winds and cold winters reach ever higher into the sky.Its broad leaves form a dense canopy that filters the suns warm rays on your coins design, allowing light to spill down through the gaps and create an inspiring view from the ground. Step into a maple grove where you look up in awe overhead!
Your coin pulls you into the summer scene by creating the impression of standing beneath the towering maple trees and looking up at the vaulted canopy of leaves overhead! INSPIRED BY A NATURAL PHENOMENON! A thin gap in the coloured foliage allows the proof silver finish to mimic the effect of filtered sunlight, which forms a maple leaf among the leaves! Your coins 50 mm diameter makes it the largest of all our canopy-themed coins to date! A STUNNING MIX OF ENGRAVING AND COLOUR!While finely detailed engraving adds life-like texture to the tree trunks and branches, the coins polished surface stands in for sunlight shining down between the coloured foliage. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1. Limited to 3,500 coins worldwide. Your coin is crafted from two ounces of 99.99% pure silver.
Designed by artist Emily Damstra, your coin showcases the picturesque beauty of the sugar maple tree. On a bright summer day.The unique perspective creates the impression of standing at the base of an iconic Canadian tree, and looking up at the engraved trunks and branches that reach ever higher into the cloudless sky. Inspired by the natural phenomenon of crown shyness, the coloured maple canopy is marked by thin borders of light that form a distinctive shape among the leaves, where the shine of a proof finish stands in for sunlight. The reverse includes the engraved word CANADA. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Crown shyness is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the crowns of closely spaced trees (often of the same species) do not touch each other.
Instead, a thin border of light forms around each trees upper foliage, dividing the canopy into fragments. One theory suggests that this type of gap is formed when branches sway in the wind, collide, and then break. Although the maple leaf first appeared on Canadas flag in 1965, the symbol has been associated with Canada and Canadians for far longer. Surprisingly, the ubiquitous maple leaf isnt an official Canadian emblem, but the maple tree (representing the ten species of maple native to Canada) was recognized as our national arboreal emblem in 1996. The largest-sized maple leaf was found in 2010 in Richmond, B.It measured 53 centimetres wide and just over 52 centimetres long, or more than double the size of a typical maple leaf! Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. Emily Damstra (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). I do leave feedback for everyone. The item "2018 Canadian Canopy The Maple Leaf $30 Pure Silver Proof Coin Canada" is in sale since Monday, June 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative".fun" and is located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.