2017 $50 Whispering Maple Leaves - 3 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin

SKU: 160872

RCM Number:
160872
Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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Description

This 2017 $50 pure silver coin captures the beauty of maple foliage swaying in a warm breeze, with the addition of reverse gold plating to mimic the golden glow of a summer day. This unusual and visually striking coin weighs three ounces of pure silver with a large 55 mm diameter, and has a limited mintage of just 3,500 pieces. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.     

 

The Design:
The reverse design by Canadian artist Calder Moore presents a contemporary, stylized take on the traditional depiction of Canada’s most beloved national emblem. Intricate engraving re-creates a grouping of maple leaves, with each leaf comprised of geometric-based shapes that give it a more multi-faceted appearance, to convey a swaying motion in the warm breeze. Beautiful reverse gold plating fills the reverse in a way that mimics the golden glow cast by the summer sun. Only the effigy on the obverse, and the central leaf on the reverse, offer a glimpse of the coin’s silver surface—its polished surface adds an exquisite shine, like that of direct sunlight illuminating each engraved detail within the leaf’s serrated tips. The reverse gold-plated obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Year: 2017

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 55 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 94.02 grams
Bullion Weight: 3.023 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Maple Leaves
Artist: Calder Moore
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 3,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Maple Leaf


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