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MAPLE LEAF MAJESTIC Coloured Silver Proof Coin 20$ Canada 2014


The maple leaf is a powerful national symbol one with a distinct and elegant shape that captures much of Canada’s nature winters that have influenced the way the world views this land and its people; breathtaking autumn colours that have captured the hearts of artists for centuries but most of all, it symbolizes a land of opportunity to build a new life and enjoy the prosperity of free enterprise.

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A treasured national symbol
The distinctive shape of the red maple leaf immediately says, “Canada” to people around the world. Its use as a symbol for all that is Canadian dates back centuries, but historians generally recognize 1836 as the year when the maple leaf earned its status as an official national emblem. The founding cultures had their fleur-de-lis (France), roses (England), thistles (Scotland) and shamrocks (Ireland). With the maple leaf, immigrants and native-born Canadians alike could express their pride in their promising new home.

Throughout the 19th century, the maple leaf was quickly popularized in print and song. Provincial flags, shields and coats of arms seemed incomplete without it. From 1876 to 1901, the maple leaf was a fixture on virtually every Canadian circulation coin. It became the centrepiece of Canada’s one-cent coin that has been in circulation since 1937.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2014
  • Face Value20 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.39
  • Diameter (mm)38
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)8.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
Canadian artist Pierre Leduc has captured the inspiring elegance of Canada’s national symbol with a beautiful design of a sprig of leaves from the sugar maple, one of ten maple species indigenous to Canada and which is the focal point of Canada’s National Flag. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile.