Pulsating Maple Leaf Coin Another World-First

One of several unique oferings from Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is getting crafty with its coins.

It has created a 2020 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Pulsating Maple Leaf, engraved with an array of sub-millimetre-scale mirrors in the shape of a maple leaf. The miniature mirrors produce a design that appears to expand and contract with each tilt of the coin.

Another numismatic wonder is the 2020 $50 Fine Silver Coin – Real Shapes: The Common Loon. For the first time, the iconic loon sheds its circular enclosure. The result is a uniquely shaped, pure silver and gold-plated coin struck in the silhouette of the loon floating on the still water of a lake, just as it appears on Canada’s “loonie”.

This is the first in a series that will bring to life the shapes of Canada’s classic circulation coin designs, crafted from more than three ounces of pure silver.

In addition, the 2019 $250 Fine Silver Ultra High Relief Coin – D-Day: A Snapshot in Time honours the Canadian heroes of the June 6, 1944 D-Day landing at Juno Beach. This ultra-high relief coin recreates an overhead view of the scene that unfolded at Bernières-sur-Mer.

Other coins launching this month include:

  • 2019 $200 Pure Gold Coin 40th Anniversary of the GML celebrating the signature sugar maple reverse design of one of the world’s most coveted pure gold bullion coins;
  • The 2019 $100 Fine Silver Coin Yousuf Karsh: The Roaring Lion; the third in a series of 10 oz. coins celebrating the famous Canadian photographer’s work, with a reproduction of his legendary portrait of Winston Churchill;
  • The 2020 $1 Fine Silver and $200 Pure Gold coins – Peace Dollar, a pair of meticulously engraved high-relief coins designed by retired Mint Engraver Susan Taylor;
  • The 2020 Fine Silver Maple Leaf Fractional Set, featuring artist Lisa Thomson Khan’s design of a vividly coloured red maple leaf and Swarovski® element, as well as the opening bars to O Canada, officially adopted as Canada’s national anthem in 1980;
  • The colour-enhanced 2019 $10 Fine Silver Coin – 50th Anniversary of the Official Languages Act;
  • The 2019 $500 Fine Silver Coin Brilliant Mastery in Canada, a five-kilogram pure silver coin showcasing Canada’s provincial and national coats of arms;
  • The 2019 $30 Fine Silver Coin – Majestic Birds In Motion: Great Horned Owls featuring a multi-frame hologram emulating the motion of birds in flight;
  • The 2019 Two-Coin Set – Yin and Yang, featuring pure gold and silver teardrop-shaped coins;
  • The 2019 Holiday Gift Set;
  • The 2019 $3 Fine Silver Coin – Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities – Wine Tasting;
  • The 2019 $5 Fine Silver Coin – Zodiac Series: Libra, designed by Jori Van Der Linde.

Mintages, pricing and full background information on each product can be found on the “Shop” tab of www.mint.ca.  Coin images are available here.

All of these products can be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada or on the Mint’s web site.

banner image: 2019 $30 Fine Silver Coin – Majestic Birds In Motion: Great Horned Owls