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Maple Leaf Crystal Raindrop – $20 .999 Silver Coin with Swarovski elements Canada 2011 (Proof)

Mintage 10,000
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Finish: proof
Weight (g) 31.39
Diameter (mm) 38
Edge: serrated
Certificate serialized
Face value: 20 dollars
Artist: Celia Godkin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

This pure silver coin is enhanced with two special effects—a coloured design and MADE WITH SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS that delivers a gorgeous crystalline effect that has made these $20 Fine Silver Coins popular among collectors.

Coin design:
The leaves and flowers of the Bigleaf Maple with a Swarovski element hanging from the tip of one leaf to convey the humidity that drips from the lush forest where this majestic tree grows.

Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.

Maple leaves lush and green.
The Pacific Coast is home to one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing maple species. Its name, Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum Pursh) is most appropriate; its massive, five-lobed leaves can measure a full 30 cm (1 ft) across—and when these lush green specimens are joined by epiphytic moss and ferns growing on the branches, this tree’s majestic silhouette becomes irresistibly enchanting.

First Nations people have long cherished the Bigleaf Maple for its close-grained hardwood, savoury sap and sweet flowers. These tiny yellow-green blossoms appear on the tree’s twig-ends in early spring and are relished by deer and other animals. Soon after, the flowers turn to fruit—winged seeds that are known as samaras.

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