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Maple Leaves in Motion
Кленовые листья в движении
Presented by
Royal Canadian Mint
Nominal value
50 dollars
157,6 g
65,25 mm
Silver 999°
1000 pcs
Production quality
Proof, plating technology, multi-plated coin
Joel Kimmel
Royal Canadian Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
The reverse design by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel features a gold-plated maple leaf as the commanding focal point of this striking design that also features black rhodium plating to deliver a stunning contrasting effect. The central gold leaf overlaps two silver maple leaves at its base, while a background of finely engraved maple leaves is visible through the black rhodium plating. Maple sprigs and buds in solid black serve as a filigree ornamentation that frames the leaves within the circumference of the coin. 

The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt in silver with the background leaf pattern and black rhodium plating filling the remainder of the field.
A brief annotation
The Mint years of expertise in selectively plating coins. This skill stands out in a tribute to the maple leaf, Canada’s national symbol, in gold, silver, and black rhodium. This coin also shows how the Mint brought down the gauge of plating to its narrowest scale ever to plate extremely fine engraving details. 

The small maple leaves and sprigs, as well as the silver lettering, are 2 micrometres wide at their thinnest. The maple’s designation as Canada’s national tree is testament to its importance to our country’s natural landscape, economic development and even our national identity -as the inspiration for our national flag.
New issue
№ 4(65) 2023
№ 4(65) 2023
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