A moment in time is captured on two new coins from the Royal Canadian Mint, the 2015 Maple Leaf Reflection 1 oz. Pure Gold Coin and 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin.
Both feature the same unique imagery and are available while their limited mintages last. No more than 8,500 of the silver coins will be issued with just 350 of the gold coins struck.
"This exceptional coin captures the moment when leaf and water meet." promotes the Royal Canadian Mint. "The leaf’s reflection is visible for a mere instant, as if to mock the fleeting nature of time. But on this coin, the reflection is a masterpiece that will last generations. It is incredibly detailed, every ripple shines—a stunning effect that has been achieved by applying micro engraving and laser frosting in a way that has never been done before."
The coins are struck in 99.99% pure silver or gold.
Coin Designs and Specifications
Reverses feature a combination of traditional and micro engraving with the addition of unique laser frosting techniques enhancing their realism. The image, by Canadian artist Lilyane Coulombe, shows a single maple leaf as it barely touches the surface of the water.
A set of soft ripples emanate from the leaf. Enhancing the concept of reflections, the inscriptions of 2015, CANADA, and 200 DOLLARS on the gold coin or 20 DOLLARS on the silver appear above and in the rippling water below.
Susanna Blunt’s regal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is found on obverses. Inscriptions surrounding the portrait include ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
Specifications for the two coins are offered in the chart below:
|Gold Coin||Silver Coin|
|Royal Canadian Mint Product No:||142759||142738|
|Composition||99.99% pure gold||99.99% pure silver|
|Weight||31.16 g||31.39 g|
|Diameter||30 mm||38 mm|
|Obverse Artist||Susanna Blunt|
|Reverse Artist||Lilyane Coulombe|
Current pricing is CAD $99.95, or US $80.37, for the silver and CAD $2,699.95, or US $2,699.95, for the gold. Each ship encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell display case with a black beauty box.