For young and old, the sugar shack experience is the earliest rite of spring in eastern and central Canada, and is embedded in our nation’s cultural fabric. Whether it’s the sweet scent of the boiling sap or the thrill of a horse-pulled sleigh ride, maple syrup season is a true celebration of Canadian folklore and tradition in an old-time ambiance—as beautifully captured on the colourful reverse!
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g)*: 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Finish: Matte Proof
Artist: Tony Bianco
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- Whether you’re new to coin collecting, or sharing the hobby with a loved one, this affordable and colourful coin is the perfect introduction to the world of numismatics!
- Discover or relive the wonder of seeing the maple sap flow in early spring! The reverse features a quintessentially Canadian scene, and a timeless tradition that dates back to the First Nations people!
- The coin’s size allows it to fit in a bezel that transforms this keepsake into one-of-a-kind jewellery! A sure conversation piece!
The reverse design by Canadian artist Tony Bianco captures the wonder of a quintessentially Canadian tradition. The engraved scene is set in early spring, when the temperatures slowly climb during the day but fall again after sunset. The application of vibrant colour on the coin adds several focal points along the leafless landscape, which is otherwise dominated by silver and white. A sleigh pulled by a team of horses adds a timeless quality to the setting—as does the bright red sugarhouse nestled in the maple grove, where the sap is boiled to produce pure maple syrup. In the foreground, the eye is naturally drawn towards the bright winter clothing of a young child, who wondrously peers into a bucket and curiously studies the collected sap during their visit to the sugar shack.