2021 Canada $5 Moments to Hold - 25th Anniversary of Canada's Arboreal Emblem Fine Silver (No Tax)
The second coin within the 2021 Moments to Hold 4-coin series celebrates the proclamation of all 10 maple species within Canada becoming Canada's national arboreal emblem on April 25th, 1996 (25 years ago). The maple (Acer) is a historic symbol found among many of Canada's icons: its leaf proudly adorns the Canadian Flag, the leaf on the 1-cent coin from 1937-2012, maple trees used for maple syrup, and (depending on your area) found in your everyday environment.
Designed by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo, the coin’s reverse is double dated (“1996 2021”) to mark the 25th anniversary of the maple’s (genus Acer) designation as Canada’s national arboreal emblem. It features three sugar maple (Acer saccharum) leaves beneath the text “CANADA”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.The 10 Canadian Maple Species:
The 10 Canadian Maple species in be found all across Canada and each province will have at least one of these maple trees native to their province. The following are the names of Canada's 10 Maple Species:
- Mountain Maple
- Douglas Maple
- Vine maple
- Sugar Maple
- Black Maple
- Manitoba Maple
- Red Maple
- Silver Maple
- Striped Maple
- Bigleaf Maple
Item Number: 200826
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Finish: Modified specimen
Weight: 7.96 grams
Diameter: 27 mm
Face Value: $5 CAD
Artist: Claudio D'Angelo
• The essential set for 2021 This is Coin 2 in the four part 2021 Moments to Hold series, which highlights some of the year’s most historically significant anniversaries.
• You get ¼ oz. of 99.99% pure silver for $24.95, struck from some of the purest silver in the world.
• Whether you’re new to coin collecting or want to share your hobby with others, the Moments to Hold series is a great starting point or gift! These are some of the Royal Canadian Mint's most affordable fine silver coins, and this coin’s theme and design are a great way to engage others in a discussion about history and coin collecting.
Special Packaging: Your coin comes in a full-colour custom folder. The capsule for each coin allows you to pop it out of the packaging, to get a close up view of the coin.