Quartet of Canadian 2018 $3 Coins Form Gold-Plated Maple Leaf

by Darrin Lee Unser on October 25, 2017 · 2 comments

Maple leaf coin lovers have a new option from the Royal Canadian Mint with the 2018 Pure Silver Rose Gold-Plated Maple Leaf Quartet.

2018 Pure Silver Rose Gold-Plated Maple Leaf Quartet

A Royal Canadian Mint image of a gold-plated quartet set. The four silver coins bear a fraction of a maple leaf design. When tiled, they form the complete design.

The quartet set celebrates thirty years of Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins from the RCM. Since their introduction in 1988, they have become one of the most sought after coins in the world for both investors and collectors.

The set includes four different $3 silver square coins which create a larger square when put together, completing a sugar maple leaf design. This reverse proof design is further enhanced with a selective use of rose gold plating.

Canadian artist Pierre Leduc created the maple leaf design shown on the reverse (tails side) of each quartet. Inscriptions include "CANADA", "9999 Ag" and the thirty-year acknowledgment dates of "1988" and "2018".

$3 quartet obverse design

A RCM image of one of the four quartets of the set

Quarter obverses (heads side) offer a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Inscriptions read "Elizabeth II", "D G REGINA" and the legal tender face value of 3 DOLLARS.

Specifications as provided by the Royal Canadian Mint are as follows:

  • Mintage: 6,500
  • Composition: 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish: reverse proof
  • Weight (g): 11.85
  • Diameter (mm): 27 mm x 27 mm (each)
  • Edge: plain
  • Certificate: serialized
  • Face value: 3 dollars (each)
  • Reverse Artist: Pierre Leduc
  • Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt

Ordering

The 2018 Pure Silver Rose Gold-Plated Maple Leaf Quartet may be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca or via this affiliate link. Pricing is CAD $204.95 or about US $162.

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Seth Riesling October 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

The RCM has done this square”puzzle” design before & each coin is very small! Very high price & fairly high mintage for a RCM coin set. Buyer beware (very small coins).

-NumisdudeTX

Joe C. October 25, 2017 at 11:59 am

Another set of medals disguised as coins. Strange that they aren’t marked with the weight. Maybe on the certificate it will say the silver weight.

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