A timeless emblem of the land, an intricately veined maple leaf takes on an added air of magnificence as it forms the base of a swirling celebration on this pure gold coin. The beautiful diamond on the reverse adds brilliance to an already striking design, one that reflects the surging pride of Canadians—for the beauty of our natural heritage, and the innovative spirit that drives us to explore the limits of our ideas. Mintage is limited to 250 coins. HST/GST exempt.
Both timeless and elegant, the reverse design by Virginia Boulay radiates light through its exquisite pairing of an engraved design and a brilliant 0.10-ct Canadian diamond. The quintessential symbol of Canadian pride and identity, a majestic maple leaf is painstakingly brought to life by intricate engraving that re-creates its veined lobes in exceptional detail. The large leaf is positioned to the right to create the illusion of an overhead perspective, as though the viewer is looking down towards the base of this Canadian celebration. Circling upward in a motion that conveys lightness, the leaves form a precious snowflake-like nest that cradles and hoists the embedded diamond higher and higher. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Measuring 3.1 millimetres in diameter, each diamond is a certified Forevermark® diamond—a prestigious brand from The De Beers Group of Companies. It is among less than 1% of the world’s diamonds that have passed a rigid selection criteria that goes beyond the standard 4Cs grading system (cut, colour, clarity, carat) to identify the diamonds that are truly among the world’s finest.