Ending a series known for fast sell-outs, the Royal Canadian Mint has released its Autumn Allure coin, the fourth and final issue from its Maple Canopy series of silver coins.
Each coin is struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver and features an unexpected viewpoint of the colorful autumn canopy created by three towering maple leafs.
"Autumn is one of Canada’s most beautiful seasons that transform the landscape into a magnificent panorama of color," describes the Royal Canadian Mint website on the coin’s product page. "It’s a spectacle of yellow, orange and gold that lures people into the forests to experience nature’s artistry firsthand, and one of the best ways to view the canvas is to stand among the trees, looking up."
Mintage of the Autumn Allure coin is limited to 7,500. Previous Maple Canopy silver coins sold out quickly at the same level. The first coin in the series attained sell-out status in 7 days.
Maple Canopy: Autumn Allure Silver Coin Design and Specifications
Crafted by Emily Damstra, the reverse features an upward view of the autumn canopy of three maple leaf trees colored with hues of orange, yellow and gold. The bark of the trees offer enhanced detail and a lower branch shows glimpses of familiar maple leaves.
Inscribed on the trunk of the center tree is CANADA, the legal tender face value of 20 DOLLARS and the year 2014. Damstra’s initials appear on the trunk of the left tree.
Struck as legal tender, Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse. Inscriptions around the portrait include ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
For easy reading, specifications of the 2014 Autumn Allure coin are as follows:
- Mintage: 7,500
- Composition: 99.99% pure silver
- Finish: proof
- Weight (g): 31.39
- Diameter (mm): 38
- Edge: serrated
- Certificate: serialized
- Face value: 20 dollars
- Reverse Artist: Emily Damstra
- Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt
The 2014 Maple Canopy: Autumn Allure 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin may be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint (mint.ca). Current pricing is CAD $99.95, or about US $91. The following affiliate link goes directly to the RCM page for the release.
There is a household ordering limit of three in place. Each 2014 Autumn Allure coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.