This low mintage 2014 $5 pure gold coin is struck in 1/10th of an ounce of pure gold Mintage is limited to just 3,000 pieces. As a pure gold item struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
The design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc depicits his new perspective of the Canadian maple leaf. Engraving adds depth to the image by showcasing the maple's deeply cut veins and serrate leaf margins.
The Maple Leaf:
The maple leaf has long been an internationally recognized emblem of Canada, its people and the land itself. Canada has had a long relationship with the maple leaf, one that harkens back to the beginning of the 18th century, when the maple leaf was adopted by French Canadians who dwelled along the St. Lawrence River; it was described by the first mayor of Montreal as "the symbol of the Canadian people." By the mid-1800s, it came to be included in the Coat of Arms of both Ontario and Quebec, and by 1921, was included in the federal Coat of Arms of Canada. In 1965, Canada's flag was changed from the Canadian Red Ensign to the maple leaf flag we know today.