Canadians love their Queen. Moreover, for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the affection is clearly mutual. She has visited her home away from home 22 times during her reignmore than any other Commonwealth nation. The Queen displayed her affection for Canada once again during her most recent visit in 2010 when she wore a maple leaves brooch that observers did not recognizea gift originally presented to her grandmother, Queen Mary (then Duchess) during a royal tour in 1901. It is unknown how long the brooch had been hidden away in the royal vault, but one thing is certain, that spray of maple leaves evoked a sense of home so poignant that The Queen was inspired to wear them as an outward expression of the warmth she feels for her second homethe home of the maple leaf. Your coin cherishes the enduring warmth between the people of Canada and their Queen! Your coin features an exquisite, full-colour reproduction of The Queens 116-year-old broochcomplete with a Swarovski. Your coin honours The Queens unwavering devotion to Canada as she visited her beloved second home for the 22nd time at the age of 84! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins! Only 5,500 coins will be made worldwideorder today as your coin is a limited work of art in its own right and highly collectible! Your coin is 1 oz. Proof quality 99.99% pure silver! Your coin is GST/HST exempt! Royal Canadian Mint engravers replicated The Queens maple leaves brooch with exacting detailsix enamel maple leaves in autumn colours and edged with brilliants, all twined together with a single pearl at the end. An engraved floral garland follows the curve of the coin while The Queens Royal Cypher shines above in vibrant colour. The brooch was worn twice during The Queens 2010 tour: on June 29 at a reception at the Cunard Centre in Halifax (Nova Scotia), and on July 5 while visiting Research in Motion in Waterloo and Pinewood Studios in Toronto (Ontario). Observers of the 2010 tour noted that The Queen flipped the brooch depending upon what she was wearingthe single pearl was at the bottom when the brooch was pinned to a jacket or coat, and at the top when the brooch was pinned to a dress. When the brooch was presented to Queen Mary (then Duchess) in 1901, it was during the first transcontinental royal tour that highlighted the significance of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Lady Strathcona presented the brooch on behalf of Montreals Citizens Reception Committee. The Royal Tour in Canada. 1901, Joseph Pope described the brooch as. A spray of maple leaves wrought in gold and enamel set with diamonds and pearls. An album of Canadian views accompanied this gift. In May 1902, the brooch was put on display at the Imperial Institute in London (England) alongside more than 870 individual gifts. The Times reported that. Canada, like Tasmania, is represented by a beautiful collection of furs and by some jewelry of great value. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. 99.99% pure silver. Maurade Baynton (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). I do leave feedback for everyone. The item “2018 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Maple Leaves Brooch $20 Pure Silver Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, March 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “coins.4.fun” and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Grade: Ungraded
- Certification: Uncertified