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2014 Canada $10 Maple Leaves with 1953 Effigy 1/4oz. Pure Gold (NO Tax)

2014 Canada $10 Maple Leaves with 1953 Effigy 1/4oz. Pure Gold (NO Tax)


 
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2014 Canada $10 Maple Leaves with Queen Elizabeth II Effigy (1953) Pure Gold Coin (TAX Exempt) 140588

The glorious Canadian maple and our beloved Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada - two icons that for more than sixty years have symbolized our country and our collective sense of identity. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates the remarkable reign of our Queen with a new series featuring the four effigies of Her Majesty that have appeared on Canadian circulated coinage since 1953.

The reverse image by Canadian artist Celia Godkin features two sugar maple leaves. Pointing downward, the overlapping leaves are attached by their stems to a single twig at the top of the image. The leaves are engraved with careful precision using a variety of textures to lend depth to the image. The reverse is engraved with the words "CANADA", the date "2014", and the face value of "10 DOLLARS". The obverse design features the first obverse of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to appear on Canadian coinage in 1953, when she was 27 years old. Her Majesty wears a simple laurel wreath around her head. Her shoulders are draped in a flowing garment. The effigy is encircled with the Latin legend "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA," which means "Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen."

Specifications:
Item Number 140588
Composition 99.99% Pure gold
Mintage 1,500
Weight (g)* 7.8
Diameter (mm) 20
Face Value $10
Finish Reverse Proof
Edge Serrated

Special Features:
- This is the first coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's new series celebrating the Canadian coinage effigies ofHer Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- This coin features on its obverse the beautiful profileportrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created in1952 by British sculptor Mary Gillick.
- To underscore Her Majesty's role as Canada's head ofstate, the reverse features a beautiful and symbolically powerful design of two sugar maple leaves by Canadian wildlife artist Celia Godkin.
- Commemorate Her Majesty's long reign of devoted service to Canada with a unique coin of 99.99% pure gold.
- A limited mintage of 1,500 means that this coin is sure to be sought after by collectors.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box

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