Occasional news related to my natural science illustrations
New 1 Kilogram Maple Leaf coin
2013 Maple Leaf Forever 1 kilogram coin in hand
The Royal Canadian Mint recently released this 102.1 mm diameter Fine Silver coin with selective gold plating featuring my illustration of two maple leaves. On the left is a Douglas Maple leaf and on the right a Sugar Maple leaf. This is the largest coin I’ve designed so far. Click here for full specs at the Mint’s website.
Size comparison: 11 mm Gold Cougar coin and 102.1 mm Fine Silver 1 kg coin – Maple Leaf Forever
The good folks at Colonial Acres Coins kindly allowed me to come in and have a look at this coin, as well as take a few photos (and they lent a hand in the process). Priced at over CAD$2,000, I’m sad to say this coin did not come home with me. 🙁