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KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOUR Maple Canopy Gold Coin 250$ Canada 2016


This beautiful coin is expertly crafted in 99.99% pure gold, with vivid colours over engraving that recreates the kaleidoscope of colours that transforms the Canadian landscape in autumn. One of the bes design ever. Extremely low worldwide mintage of 150 coins!

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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
  • Year2016
  • Face Value250 Dollars
  • MetalGold
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62,34
  • Diameter (mm)42
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)150
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra utilizes a unique vantage point to capture the awe-inspiring autumn splendours of a beautiful setting. There’s a towering sense of height as the viewer’s gaze sweeps along the trunk of the mighty maple tree, moving upward from the base over the intricately engraved fissures and ridges, to the branches that seem to spread out overhead and across the sky. There, a lush canopy of fall foliage blazes brightly with rich hues of red, orange and yellow that have been painstakingly applied over the engraving to recreate nature’s autumnal palette. Adding to this immersive viewing experience, the coin’s surface lends itself naturally to recreating the waning sun’s golden rays, which filter through the gaps among the colourful leaves on a magnificent autumn day in Canada.