Never before have we applied two platings to the same coin using selective intricate plating technology. Our beloved maple leaf takes centre stage in gold plate that pops against the black rhodium that fills the entire background with a dark, fluid transparency—even the finest details shine through! Two more maple leaves round out this spectrum of precious metals with the cool shine of pure silver. This coin is a long-standing favourite among collectors, but with this year’s double-plating breakthrough, it’s bolder and more beautiful than ever—a work of art in its own right anyone would be proud to own!
A gold-plated maple leaf is the commanding focal point of this striking design that also features black rhodium plating to deliver a stunning contrasting effect. The central gold leaf overlaps two silver maple leaves at its base, while a background of finely engraved maple leaves is visible through the black rhodium plating. Maple sprigs and buds in solid black serve as a filigree ornamentation that frames the leaves within the circumference of the coin. Designed by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel. The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt in silver with the background leaf pattern and black rhodium plating filling the remainder of the field.
- RCM First! Features high intricacy plating technology combined with dual plating, yellow gold and black rhodium with fine silver revealed throughout the coin design!
- Maple Leaf Design: Canada’s beloved symbol, the maple leaf, is on display with this special design that uses contrasting plating to put the maple leaf boldly in the spotlight.
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight: 157.6 g
Diameter: 65.25 mm
Face Value: $50
Artist: Joel Kimmel
Maroon lacquered case with black beauty box