This breathtaking 1 Oz Silver coin is the new release in the “Space Blue Edition” series, dedicated to some of the most famous world coins. The Space Blue ennoblement creates a transparent surface, which allows to keep all of the details and the mirror surface undisturbed. That kind of innovative technique creates a noble and metallic character on the surface.
The maple leaf is the characteristic leaf of the maple tree, and is the most widely recognized national symbol of Canada. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the settlements located in New France had attained a population of about 18.000. By this time, the maple leaf had been adopted as an emblem by the French Canadians along the Saint Lawrence River. Its popularity with French Canadians continued and was reinforced when, at the inaugural meeting of the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste in 1834, the maple leaf was one of numerous emblems proposed to represent the society. Speaking in its favor, Jacques Viger, the first mayor of Montreal, described the maple as “the king of our forest; ... the symbol of the Canadian people”. The Royal Standard of Canada showing a sprig of three maple leaves as part of the design. The flag of Canada, featuring a stylized maple leaf in the center.
The reverse of the coin features the incredible metallic character on the surface of a Maple Leaf. All around the reverse, the inscriptions: “CANADA” – the issuing country, “9999” – the fineness of the Silver, “FINE SILVER”, “1 OZ” – the weight of the coin and “ARGENT PUR”. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “5 DOLLARS” – the face value and “2019” – the year of issue.