The Royal Canadian Mint is famous for its Maple Leaf bullion coins, but it also one of the greatest producers of colorized proof silver coins. Many of its proof colorized coins come from limited-issue series that depict elements such as Canadian wildlife or Canadian popular culture. Right now, 2017 1/2 oz Proof Silver Canadian Iconic Canada Sugar Shack Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a Royal Canadian Mint maroon clamshell!
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Mintage limited to 15,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $10 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- The obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a Sugar Shack with a child in the foreground capturing the first syrup flow of Spring.
- Designed by Tony Bianco.
Each of the 2017 1/2 oz Proof Silver Canadian Iconic Canada Sugar Shack Coins in this listing comes to you with the iconic maroon clamshell of the Royal Canadian Mint. The coins are individually packaged inside of these protective clamshells and come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity from the RCM.
As winter loosens its grip on the Northern Hemisphere in the months of March and April, Mother Nature comes to life throughout the United States and Canada in a number of ways. Trees green-up, flowers sprout, and syrup production ramps up. The peak months for syrup production in Canada are March and April.
On the reverse side of the 2017 Proof Silver Canadian Iconic Canada Sugar Shack coin is the image of a young child checking the syrup tap on a maple tree in the foreground. The background includes a barn that houses syrup already collected from trees in the area. The children in the design, as well as the barn and the primary tree in the foreground, are all captured in beautiful colors.
Though Canada is now the world leader in the production of maple syrup and related products, accounting for 71% of global production, it was the indigenous people of Canada who introduced maple syrup harvesting to European colonizers
The obverse of 2017 1/2 oz Proof Silver Canadian Iconic Canada Sugar Shack coins bears an image of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation portrait of the monarch and was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt. It is the first Canadian coin design since the 1930s to depict a monarch without the crown.
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