In Canadian iconography, no image is as powerful or illustrious as the beloved maple leaf. Beautiful by nature, its pointed lobes and sharp, irregular teeth give it a shape that is as distinctive as the people it represents, for the maple leaf is the symbol of Canada—our emblem as a nation, the cherished representative of all things Canadian. The Royal Canadian Mint continues its tradition of innovation by celebrating a national icon with the largest shaped coin yet: a maple-shaped, one-kilo, 99.99% pure silver coin.
Item Number: 163476
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 1,000
Diameter (mm): 150 mm (top to bottom)
Face Value: $250
Finish: Antiqued finish
Artist: Lisa Thomson Khan
Packaging: Wood case and black beauty box
- Celebrate Canada through its innovative spirit! Introducing the Royal Canadian Mint’s largest shaped coin: the world’s very first maple leaf-shaped KILO coin.
- Magnificently crafted in 99.99% pure silver.
- The coin’s extraordinarily large size—150 mm from the stem to the leaf’s highest tip—allows for an outstanding amount of richly detailed engraving.
- Adding to the leaf’s life-like appearance is the use of an antique finish on the reverse.
- Beautifully packaged in a premium wooden case that is as elegant and timeless as this exceptional collectible.
- A very low mintage of just 700 coins worldwide makes this a highly exclusive collecting opportunity.
The design by Canadian artist Lisa T. Khan captures the natural beauty of a silver maple leaf (Acer saccharinum), as it would appear in the Canadian landscape. The coin’s impressive size (150 mm) provides a larger-than-life canvas for this engraved rendition, which features all of the details of a true silver maple leaf—including the deeply cut, engraved veins that run across the tapering lobes. The outline itself is unmistakable thanks to its sharply toothed edge, while the use of an antique finish adds to the realistic portrayal. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.