WHISPERING MAPLE LEAVES Reverse-Gold-Plated Proof $50 Silver Coin CANADA -2017
Description & Design
The whispering movement of maple leaves is Canada’s summer song: a peaceful yet invigorating sound that softly rolls through the air in gentle waves. This 3 oz. fine 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. 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.
|Face value:||50 Dollars|
|Weight (g):||94.4 (3 OZ)|
|Diameter (mm):||55 mm|