This 2018 $5 fine silver coin glows with colour and light much like the hearts of our patriotic nation. A powerful symbol of Canadian identity, the maple leaf is front-and-center in this reverse design by Royal Canadian Mint engraver, José Osio. A finely detailed mix of different-sized maple leaves fills the field and conveys a sense of spirited celebration behind the large, red-coloured maple leaf that is at the heart of the design. The reverse is transformed in the dark, where photo-luminescent technology adds a backlit effect to the prominent maple leaf and a bright green glow to select leaves that surround it.The Design:
With a modest cost while still struck in pure silver with colour and glow effects, this coin will serve as a symbol of national pride, a quality collectible, a perfect gift when traveling or for visitors, or an introduction to the world of coin collecting.
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.