25th anniversary of Arboreal emblem. This coin is 38 mm in diameter and weighs 31.39 grams = 1 oz. It is in perfect condition and is minted to the standard of 99.99% purity!! The reverse design has a pulsating maple leaf. It is also double (1996 – 2021) dated on the reverse. The obverse has the brilliant relief image of Queen Elizabeth II against a satin background. The coin is minted in a beautiful reverse proof finish which means that the maple leaf, the queen’s effigy, etc. Are all in brilliant relief against a frosted or proof background. Your coin will be sent to you in a 2 x 2 cardboard holder. No certificate is included. The reverse features the Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin design, rendered using engineered surface mirror (‘pulsating’) technology developed in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Photonics at the University of Ottawa. The reverse and obverse field pattern reproduces an expanded, non-pulsating version of the pulsating pattern on the maple leaf. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. This pulsating technology was made possible by a close collaboration between the Royal Canadian Mint Research and Development Team and the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Research in Photonics. Sub-millimetre-scale mirrors were precisely engineered to exact dimensions and orientations that would allow the individual facets to manipulate photons (light particles) and bring a sense of motion to the engraved-only design. The mirror array was then engraved on the master dies and struck onto 99.99% pure silver blanks. Fittingly, our proudly diverse country isn’t represented by a single maple species. The proclamation issued on April 25, 1996 broadly defined Canada’s official tree as the genus Acera generic maple that represents all of the 10 different maple species that are native to Canada. Why was the maple chosen as Canada’s national tree? The maple leaf has a place of honour on our coat of arms and flag, but the adoption of a national arboreal emblem in 1996 formally recognized the maple tree’s role in the social and economic development of Canada, from early First Nations to modern-day industries. PHOTOS: Note that the photos I post in my listings are stock photo images. However, for items like this one where the products are brand new from the mint and are identical the photo posted in the listing is a STOCK photo meaning that the photos represent the item you will be getting. Normally there is almost no difference between the photo you see in the listing and the actual product you are sent. Certificate numbers (if shown in a photo) are an example of something that will not be the same in the item you receive. Member of Royal Canadian Numismatic Association. Be sure to add me to your. GST or HST EXEMPT item. Usually MUCH cheaper for multiples of this item or similar weight/size.. your item is being sent by a cheaper and slower but fully trackable method (3-4 weeks typically). I have no control over how long the postal systems take to get it to you. Add a map to your own listings. The item “2021 CANADA $5 Pulsating Silver Maple Leaf Arboreal emblem coin only” is in sale since Saturday, January 2, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “vbref63″ and is located in Edmonton, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Uncertified
- Type: Commemorative
- Year: 2021
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Denomination: $5