In 1917, Torontonians welcomed an exciting new reason to embrace winter—the NHL and the franchise that would become the Toronto Maple Leafs® were born. For generations, people had been taking to the ice as soon as the water froze. It was a rite of passage for every parent and child. From sons who skated and cheered alongside Dad, to young women who challenged tradition by yielding hockey sticks, the Toronto Maple Leafs® would spark dreams of greatness far and wide. This coin embodies the enduring spirit of Leafs™ Nation—a passion that united people on and off the ice, and inspired young and old alike to carve fond memories on winter ice.
Hockey players past and present come together in this dynamic design by Canadian artist Steven Rosati. A modern hockey player skates across the centre of the design towards the Leafs’ current logo that has been beautifully enhanced with enamel in the Leafs’ official blue, while a second player assumes a defensive stance behind him, his bygone era reflected in his equipment and the absence of a helmet. The team’s centennial year is celebrated in the double-date at the top of the design, and in the ring of 100 dots that frames the design; one dot leaving a gap as it doubles as the hockey puck being stick-handled by the player.
An original, beautifully crafted keepsake to cherish happy memories of times spent on and off the ice with family and friends.
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