2017 $250 Maple Canopy: Kaleidoscope of Colour - Pure Gold Coin

SKU: 157233

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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A gentle breeze, a cascading leaf… Gazing up from the base of a towering maple tree, one has a new appreciation for the stately beauty of Canada’s ever-changing landscape, where a vaulted canopy of burgundy, red, yellow and orange leaves sways overhead. This 2017 99.99% pure gold coin captures autumn’s kaleidoscope of colours, allowing one to experience Canada’s seasonal scenery at its finest. Recreates and celebrates the stunning autumn beauty of Canada’s national arboreal emblem: the maple tree. Nature’s colourful palette is beautifully recreated through the application of vibrant colours that convey the wondrous mix of red, orange and yellow leaves at their peak. Mintage for this coin is limited to 150. HST/GST exempt.

The Design:

The reverse design by Canadian artist Emily S. Damstra explores the stunning beauty of an autumn day in Canada, but from a different perspective: from the base of a towering maple tree. The viewer’s gaze naturally wanders up the ridged trunk of the engraved tree towards the branches, which splay out overhead to support the lush canopy of foliage overhead. The application of paint over the engraved leaves recreates nature’s spellbinding display of autumn hues, which range from a deep crimson red to the lightest yellow. Peeking out from between this eye-catching mix of colours is the coin’s surface, which adds a golden gleam that mimics sunlight on this tranquil day. The addition of three maple leaves—each one coloured differently from the other—only adds to this immersive viewing experience as they seemingly float down towards the viewer, softly tumbling in the gentle autumn breeze.

An uplifting theme to inspire nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, coin collectors and anyone with a deep appreciation for Canada’s natural beauty!


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 250 Dollars
Year: 2017

Diameter: 42mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 62.34 grams
Bullion Weight: 2.004 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: View from the base of a towering maple tree
Artist: Emily S. Damstra
Finish: Proof
Series: Maple Canopy
Quantity Produced: 150
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Maple Leaf

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