This $20 pure silver coin celebrates 30 years of an icon with a maple leaf-shaped tribute to the Silver Maple Leaf (SML) coin. A symbol of unparalleled beauty and craftsmanship, the SML’s signature design is beautifully re-created on this commemorative piece, where it appears not once but three times—one leaf for each decade of success. Mintage is limited to 6,000. GST/HST exempt.
A silver maple leaf provides a fitting and uniquely shaped canvas for this celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf (SML). A fixture on the SML’s reverse since 1988, the solitary maple leaf is re-created in the upper lobe of the maple leaf-shaped coin, where it is accompanied by the double commemorative dates “1988” and “2018”. Finely detailed engraving re-creates the leaf’s venation for a more natural look to the coin, the leaf, as well as the two smaller-sized versions that flank the legend “30 YEARS ANS”. The reverse includes the engraved face value “20 DOLLARS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.
The Maple Leaf:
Few icons are as inextricably linked to Canada as the mighty maple leaf. The Maple Leaf is a proud national emblem that is evocative of Canada's natural beauty, it has inspired artists; graced the uniforms of soldiers pursuing peace; and given hope to new Canadians looking for opportunities. It continues to evoke a sense of national identity among the millions who call Canada home.