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MAJESTIC MAPLE LEAVES Drusy Stone Silver Coin 20$ Canada 2016


Beautiful maple leaf coin with drusy stone insert for the first time in the world! The maple leaf has symbolized Canadian identity and values. This fine silver coin showcases the nation's iconic symbol and celebrates the robust Canadian spirit.

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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 Value20 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.39
  • Diameter (mm)38
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)4.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse design by Canadian artist Tony Bianco features a central maple-shaped drusy stone set within a circle of engraved maple leaves. Designed by Mr. Bianco to highlight the autumnal beauty and textural depth of the drusy stone, the dynamic engraved background features a swirling torrent of painstakingly engraved maple leaves. This central image is encircled by Art Nouveau-inspired scrollwork that lends the coin a distinctly jewellery-like feel. The reverse is engraved with the word "CANADA" and the face value of "20 DOLLARS." The obverse features the date "2016" and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.