A new 2017-dated coin in 2 ounces of 99.99% pure gold features a multicolored maple tree in autumn. The collectible is the second maple canopy gold coin from the Royal Canadian Mint. The first one sold out.
Once again, the coin’s striking imagery and extremely limited mintage of 150 make it very attractive for collectors, with more than three-quarters of them already gone, but its price is not for the faint-hearted.
Designed by Canadian Emily Damstra, the reverse (tails side) shows the trunk and towering canopy of a maple tree from the viewpoint of someone looking up. Three larger, distinct maple leaves appear as if floating to the ground, completing the autumn scene.
"The application of paint over the engraved leaves recreates nature’s spellbinding display of autumn hues, which range from a deep crimson red to the lightest yellow," the Royal Canadian Mint describes. "Peeking out from between this eye-catching mix of colours is the coin’s surface, which adds a golden gleam that mimics sunlight on this tranquil day."
Engraved in the trunk of the maple tree are CANADA, 250 DOLLARS, and 2017.
Obverses (heads side) offer Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and have inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
Specifications as provided by the Royal Canadian Mint are:
- Mintage: 150
- Composition: 99.99% pure gold
- Finish: proof
- Weight (g): 62.34
- Diameter (mm): 42
- Edge: serrated
- Certificate: serialized
- Face value: 250 dollars
Priced at CAD $4,949.95, or about US $3,776, the 2017 Maple Canopy Kaleidoscope of Color 2 oz Gold Coin is available from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the coin’s product is right here.