The Queen displayed her affection for Canada once again during her most recent visit in 2010 when she wore a maple leaves brooch that observers did not recognize a gift originally presented to her grandmother, Queen Mary (then Duchess) during a royal tour in 1901. It is unknown how long the brooch had been hidden away in the royal vault, but one thing is certain, that spray of maple leaves evoked a sense of home so poignant that The Queen was inspired to wear them as an outward expression of the warmth she feels for her second home the home of the maple leaf. This coin cherishes the enduring warmth between the people of Canada and their Queen! LOW CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY NUMBER!
INCLUDES A SWAROVSKI PEARL CRYSTAL! Each coin features an exquisite, full-color reproduction of The Queens 116-year-old brooch complete with a Swarovski pearl crystal!
This coin honors The Queens unwavering devotion to Canada as she visited her beloved second home for the 22nd time at the age of 84! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins! Only 5,500 coins will be made worldwide! Each coin is minted of 1 oz.
Proof quality 99.99% pure silver! For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt!
Royal Canadian Mint engravers replicated The Queens maple leaves brooch with exacting detail six enamel maple leaves in autumn colors and edged with brilliants, all twined together with a single pearl at the end. An engraved floral garland follows the curve of the coin while The Queens Royal Cypher shines above in vibrant color. The brooch was worn twice during The Queens 2010 tour: on June 29 at a reception at the Cunard Centre in Halifax (Nova Scotia), and on July 5 while visiting Research in Motion in Waterloo and Pinewood Studios in Toronto (Ontario).
Observers of the 2010 tour noted that The Queen flipped the brooch depending upon what she was wearing the single pearl was at the bottom when the brooch was pinned to a jacket or coat, and at the top when the brooch was pinned to a dress. When the brooch was presented to Queen Mary (then Duchess) in 1901, it was during the first transcontinental royal tour that highlighted the significance of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Lady Strathcona presented the brooch on behalf of Montreals Citizens Reception Committee. In his book The Royal Tour in Canada, 1901, Joseph Pope described the brooch as, a spray of maple leaves wrought in gold and enamel set with diamonds and pearls.
An album of Canadian views accompanied this gift. In May 1902, the brooch was put on display at the Imperial Institute in London (England) alongside more than 870 individual gifts.
The Times reported that, Canada, like Tasmania, is represented by a beautiful collection of furs and by some jewelry of great value. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell protected by a black beauty box. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed.
Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. These photos were taken through the plastic cling film that protects the coins; any dust, etc.
On the outside surface of the capsules doesnt affect the coins. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera.
We place the coin at an angle, in some photos, to better depict the mirror bright finishes. However, angling the coin usually results in one side of the coin being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just artists conception drawings from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting.We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item "2018 $20 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Maple Leaves Brooch Pure Silver Proof" is in sale since Monday, April 16, 2018.
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