A gentle breeze, a cascading leaf… Gazing up from the base of a towering maple tree, one has a new appreciation for the stately beauty of Canada’s ever-changing landscape, where a vaulted canopy of burgundy, red, yellow and orange leaves sways overhead. This 99.99% pure gold coin captures autumn’s kaleidoscope of colours, allowing one to experience Canada’s seasonal scenery at its finest.
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight (g)*: 62.34
Diameter (mm): 42
Face Value: $250
Artist: Emily S. Damstra
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- Recreates and celebrates the stunning autumn beauty of Canada’s national arboreal emblem: the maple tree.
- An immersive viewing experience: The vantage point from the base of the maple trees creates a sense of soaring height, which gives depth and dimension to the design while pulling the viewer into the scene.
- Engraved in outstanding detail for a truly life-like appearance and feel—including the roughly ridged texture of an old maple’s trunk.
- Nature’s colourful palette is beautifully recreated through the application of vibrant colours that convey the wondrous mix of red, orange and yellow leaves at their peak.
- Expertly crafted in 99.99% pure gold with a very low mintage of just 150 coins worldwide.
- The first gold coin sold out quickly; given the stunning combination of artistry and craftsmanship, this coin is sure to be just as highly sought after.
- An uplifting theme to inspire nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, coin collectors and anyone with a deep appreciation for Canada’s natural beauty!
The reverse design by Canadian artist Emily S. Damstra explores the stunning beauty of an autumn day in Canada, but from a different perspective: from the base of a towering maple tree. The viewer’s gaze naturally wanders up the ridged trunk of the engraved tree towards the branches, which splay out overhead to support the lush canopy of foliage overhead. The application of paint over the engraved leaves recreates nature’s spellbinding display of autumn hues, which range from a deep crimson red to the lightest yellow. Peeking out from between this eye-catching mix of colours is the coin’s surface, which adds a golden gleam that mimics sunlight on this tranquil day. The addition of three maple leaves—each one coloured differently from the other—only adds to this immersive viewing experience as they seemingly float down towards the viewer, softly tumbling in the gentle autumn breeze. Engraved in the tree trunk are the face value “250 DOLLARS”, the word “CANADA”, and the year “2017”.