Design is a commissioned work of art, from Canadian artist Arnold Nogy! Exquisite, frosted cameo reverse proof finish. Reverse proof finish silver maples are hard to find! The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (by Arnold Machin) is exactly the same as on the very first Silver Maple Leaf issued in 1988. Encapsulated in full numismatic packaging: burgundy lacquered wooden presentation case, with individually numbered certificate.The pride and joy of maple syrup producers in Vermont, Ontario and Quebec (but present as far east as Nova Scotia and as far south as the state of Georgia), the Orange Sugar Maple. Is recognized around the world as the source of the sweetest, clearest maple syrup. It takes a great deal of work to produce this trees sweet, golden bounty: one quart (one liter) of syrup requires boiling down 10 gallons (40 liters) of sap! A large-leafed, long-lived tree that often tops 115 feet (35 m) in height, the sugar maple.
Can live for 200 years! The shape of its five-lobed leaf is recognizable around the world; a stylized version of its leaf is found at the center of the Canadian maple leaf flag. Autumn in a forest dominated by sugar maples is an extraordinary sight. Intense rainbows of yellow, orange, red, and purple seem to set the countryside aflame in regions where sugar maples grow. Were long attracted to the sugar maple for its savory sap, sweet flowers, and close-grained hardwood.
But the leaves and sap are not the only prized features of the Sugar Maple. Sugar Maple wood is exceptionally hard, making it a material of choice for furniture-makers and producers of hardwood flooring, as well as makers of other notable products, including bowling pins and alley floors, basketball courts, baseball bats, violins, guitars, and drums. Ultra-low mintage, an unique, one-year-only Silver Maple Leaf design, HUGE 5 troy ounce size, the purest silver on the planet, and frosted reverse proof finish, all in a handsome, burgundy lacquered wooden presentation box. What more do we have to say?The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a. This silver proof coin is 99.99% pure! The legend 9999 FINE SILVER 5 OZ guarantees the weight and purity, while the legend 25TH ANNIVERSARY denotes the theme. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England. This portrait, the second effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Arnold Machin. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and denomination also appear.
Is encapsulated inside a burgundy lacquered wood, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet, protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.Celebrating 25 Years of The Royal Canadian Mints World-Renowned Silver Maple Leaf. When the Royal Canadian Mint introduced its first Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin in 1988, the coins beauty and purity made it an instant success. Since that first release, the Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin has been minted annually with one troy ounce (31.1 grams) of 9999 fine silver and a face value of 5 Dollars - the highest face value on the market for any comparable silver bullion coin. In addition to its metal weight, purity, and face value, the coins reverse design has consistently featured the emblematic maple leaf a Canadian icon that remains a favourite for collectors around the world. This coin celebrates the iconic Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin with an exciting variation on Walter Otts traditional maple leaf reverse image for this flagship Royal Canadian Mint product.
In addition, the obverse features the tiara portrait effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the 1988 original, as well as the commemorative year 1988 and 2013. This iconic reverse designed by Canadian artist Arnold Nogy depicts two small sugar maple leaves overlapping the bottom lobes of one large sugar maple leaf. The obverse shows an embossed face value of 50 dollars, the commemorative years 1988 and 2013, the words ELIZABETH II, and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin, from the coins first release in 1988. The item "Canada 2013 25th Anniversary SML $50 5 Oz Pure Silver Maple Leaf Reverse Proof" is in sale since Friday, April 26, 2013.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.