This is the fifth 1/2 coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's O Canada 10-coin series which focuses on iconic Canadian images. This coin focuses on a very simple image, the tranquility experienced down by the old maple tree. The image of a large, peaceful maple brings pastoral and fond images to the minds of most. This coin focuses on one of the joys of childhood, as evinced by the rope swing and children at play. It speaks of simpler times and fun days outside.
The obverse of the coin features the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina".
The reverse was designed by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo and presents a bottom up view of a precious childhood moment under the shade of a grand old sugar maple. A young girl spending a summer day outside playing. She swings happily in the swing as she looks below. Viewed from under the tree's shade the scene portrays a happy scene with remarkable detail like the thick bark, gnarled roots and strong, thick trunk and limbs. The scene is completed with the words "Canada 10 Dollars 2014", the artist's initials and a stylized pair of maple leaves.
This beautiful proof coin is made with 9999 pure silver. The O' Canada series features iconic scenes from Canada and what is more iconic than the Maple? This coin makes a great addition to any collection. With a worldwide mintage of only 40,000 they won't last long.
This coin comes encapsulated in a maroon clamshell case with a serialized certificate of authenticity.
|Susanna Blunt (obverse), Claudio D'Angelo (reverse)|
|The words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina" and the Susanna Blunt Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II|
|A large maple tree as viewed from below with a young girl on a swing and the words "Canada 10 Dollars 2014", the artist's initials and a pair of stylized maple leaves|
|34.0 x 34.0 x 2.1|
|Royal Canadian Mint|