A Royal Canadian Mint first: our largest-ever convex coin! The 60-millimetre fine silver creation features on its reverse a stunning display of swirling maple leaves that, combined with the coin's unique shape and reflective proof finish, take on a three-dimensional appearance as they seem to fly high into the air. The dome-like obverse highlights one of the reverse maple leaves in a repeating pattern designed to dazzle with a second three-dimensional illusion. The convex reverse of this amazing coin of 99.99% pure silver features a swirling cluster of maple leaves, designed by Canadian artist Lisa Thomson-Khan. Together, the unique shape, dynamic design, and mirror-like sheen of the proof finish lend this stunning image a three-dimensional quality that makes it feel as though you're holding a whirlwind in the palm of your hand.The coin's reverse and obverse share a unique relationship not only in their convex/concave shape but also through the reproduction of one of the leaves in a repeating pattern on the obverse. Combined with the obverse's dome-like concave shape, this mesmerizing pattern makes for a dazzling effect. This is the Royal Canadian Mint's first 60-millimetre format convex coin. The reverse features the date "2017, " the word "CANADA, " and the face value of 50 DOLLARS. Largest-ever Royal Canadian Mint convex coin! This domed coin's 60-millimetre diameter makes it the ideal canvas to showcase one of Canada's most beloved symbols in a BIG way. At nearly twice the diameter of previous convex-shaped pieces, this unusually shaped coin is a proud feat of engineering that shines bright with its mirror-like proof finish, which beautifully showcases every engraved detail.
The domed curvature adds a more true-to-life dimensional effect to the reverse, where the leaves appear to be carried further away from view. Packaged in a beautiful red-lacquered collector's case and encapsulated in a black beauty box. Low mintage of only 2,000 coins worldwide means that this convex collectible is sure to sell out quickly.
A unique collectible and incredible gift for coin lovers and aficionados of Canadiana looking for a scarce and beautiful coin. Composition: 99.99% pure silver. LAUNCH DATE: April 4, 2017.
ADVERTISING DATE: April 4, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in this country: CA.This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.