The British North America Act of 1867 is a key marker for Canadian history, for it represents the momentous birth of a nation. To commemorate the historic 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the journey of a nation that is proud, strong and free, with a commemorative fractional set featuring a beloved national emblem: the maple leaf.
All four coins feature a reverse design by Canadian artist Lisa Thomson-Khan that celebrates Canadas 150th anniversary through a natural portrait of a Canadian icon. A single engraved leaf from a red maple tree (Acer rubrum) gently falls upon a bed of leaves against the reverse proof background.
The leaf is lovingly brought to life in impeccable detail, with meticulously engraved veins that run through each lobe towards the leafs serrated edge. The first-time application of platinum plating creates a pleasing contrast against the gold background, while adding an unexpected shine to the magnificent leaf on the 1 oz. Coin and to the rim of each coin.
The reverse proof finish enhances the exquisitely engraved maple leaf, which gives it an extra shine for the nation-wide celebration of 150 years of Canadian Confederation. The Royal Canadian Mints world-renowned purity standard of 99.99 and its reputation for expert craftsmanship, add prestige to this set featuring four superb gold coins in one-ounce and fractional denominations.An RCM FIRST: First coins to feature dazzling platinum plating, which strikes a beautiful contrast against the coins 99.99% pure gold surface. Its a distinction that only adds to the outstanding beauty and artistry of all four coins! All 4 coins feature platinum plated rims while the 1oz coin also features a platinum plated maple leaf on the reverse. Fittingly, this exceptional set is packaged in a one-of-a-kind, custom maple wood case that is shaped like a maple leaf! Outside, the natural finish showcases the beautiful wood; each encapsulated coin is securely nestled in the black-flocked interior, while a ribbon holds the certificate in place inside the lid. Packaging: Custom shaped maple wood case. Finished size: 190 mm x 175 mm. Composition: Pure gold (99.99% pure) with selective platinum plating. North American dealers may not advertise nor sell this product outside of North America.
LAUNCH DATE: September 6, 2016. ADVERTISING DATE: September 6, 2016.
The item "2017PURE GOLD MAPLE LEAF FRACTIONAL SET OF 4-A CELEBRATION OF CANADA(17785)-OOAK" is in sale since Friday, March 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.