The march of new minting technologies continues. Among the latest innovations is the mirrored surface of Canada's new "Pulsating Maple Leaf". -Editor
To create this unique take on the classic Silver Maple Leaf design, the Royal Canadian Mint Research and Development Team collaborated with the University of Ottawa’s
Centre for Research in Photonics. Together, these innovators created a new technology that generates dynamic optical effects on coins. The technology works by creating
sub-millimeter-scale mirrors on the coins. These mirrors are engineered to exact dimensions and orientations, then engraved on the coining dies used to strike the mirror array
into the pure silver blanks. The result: the Silver Maple Leaf on the coin’s reverse appears to expand and contract when you tilt the coin, giving the impression that the maple
leaf is pulsating.
Brand new technology and a classic design—all in one beautiful coin. Order today!
THIS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND COIN MERGES LEADING-EDGE PHOTONICS WITH CLASSIC COIN DESIGN! The iconic Silver Maple Leaf design on the reverse of this unique silver coin seems to pulsate
when you tilt it, thanks to technology developed by the University of Ottawa Centre for Research in Photonics and the Mint’s Research and Development Team. Tiny mirrors designed
to precise specifications create the illusion.
RE-CREATED USING ENGINEERED SURFACE MIRROR TECHNOLOGY! The latest coin in our popular series of 2-ounce fine silver collector coins based on the iconic Silver Maple Leaf design
found on our sought-after bullion coins, re-created using engineered surface mirror technology. LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 3,000 coins worldwide. 2 OZ. PURE SILVER! Your coin is
crafted from two ounces of 99.99% pure silver. NO GST/HST!
The reverse image features the Silver Maple Leaf design from the Royal Canadian Mint’s bullion coinage, rendered using newly developed technology developed in collaboration with
the Centre for Research in Photonics at the University of Ottawa. The reverse and obverse field pattern reproduces an expanded, non-pulsating version of the pulsating pattern on
the maple leaf. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
To read the complete article, see:
2 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Pulsating Maple Leaf - Mintage:
3,000 (2020) (https://www.mint.ca/store/coins/2-oz.-pure-silver-coin---pulsating-maple-leaf---mintage-3000-2020-prod3570091)
For a more creative headline, see:
Is that the new maple leaf coin pulsating in your pocket
Wayne Homren, Editor
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