When it comes to national symbols, each nation of the world has those iconic images that citizens around the globe associate with a particular locale. For the nation of Canada, all-things outdoors tend to apply, but none is greater than the imagery of the maple leaf. As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Royal Canadian Mint unveils a variety of silver for sale to commemorate the occasion. The 2017 ½ oz Silver Canadian 150th Birthday Maple Leaves Coin is available to you today online at Silver.com.
- Ships toyou in the Royal Canadian Mint’s maroon clamshell.
- Celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday!
- Mintage limited to 35,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in specimen condition.
- Issued a face value of $10 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse features the iconic maple leaves.
- Designed by G.E. Kruger-Gray.
All the 2017 ½ oz Silver Canadian 150th Birthday Maple Leaves Coins in this collection have a unique finish. Specimen quality coins have a finish that shares common features and appearances with a proof coin, but is considered to be unique and brilliant in its own right.
On the reverse of the Silver Canadian 150th Birthday Maple Leaves Coin is the image of a lone, solemn branch that has two small maple leaves clinging to the end of it. Engravings include the words “150 Years/Ans,” “2017,” and the “K – G” initials of the designer, Kruger-Gray.
The obverse of all 2017 ½ oz Silver Canadian 150th Birthday Maple Leaves coins includes the right-profile effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She remains as the unofficial sovereign of Canada, and has appeared on Canadian coinage since her ascension to the throne of England in 1952.
Throughout 2016 and into 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint has released a variety of stunning coin programs to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation movement in 1867. The maple leaf, by far the most iconic symbol of the nation, is the focus of this brilliant coin from the Royal Canadian Mint.
The Royal Canadian Mint is the official mint of the federal government of Canada. Founded in Ottawa in 1908, it now has a second facility in Winnipeg that was opened in 1980s to help boost capacity in the mint system.
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