Noble in stature, the bigleaf maple bears the largest leaves of any maple. It is one of the tallest of the 10 Canadian maple species that, together, have represented our nation since 1996. This Pacific Coast maple furnishes its surroundings with a magnificent canopy that cycles from burgundy leaves in the spring to a final burst of gold in the fall. Its seasonal transformation is beautifully represented on the 2021 Maple Leaf Forever coin, which is selectively coloured with rose and yellow gold plating, and crafted from a precious metal more rare than gold and silver. With its special privy mark honouring the 25th anniversary of Canada’s arboreal emblem, this must-have piece will add an exquisite maple celebration to your platinum coin collection. Mintage is limited to 300 coins. HST/GST exempt.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Nathalie Lagacé features a three-leaf arrangement that showcases the colourful natural beauty of the bigleaf maple. One leaf is plated with rose gold and the second with yellow gold, while the third leaf basks in the brilliant lustre of 99.95% platinum. A special privy mark celebrates the 25th anniversary of the proclamation recognizing the maple tree as Canada’s arboreal emblem. Also enhanced with rose gold plating, the obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.