INCLUDES MINIATURE REPRODUCTION PENDANT OF THE CANADIAN MAPLE LEAF BROOCH!
A favourite piece from The Queen’s personal collection made a new appearance in Canada when Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, visited in 2016 and 2011. King George VI originally gifted the brooch to Queen Elizabeth in 1939 for their historic state visit. After Princess Elizabeth (1951), and The Duchess of Cornwall (2009), Catherine is now the fourth-generation royal to wear it. Celebrate the legacy with this coin’s exquisite miniature and its 100+ glimmering white zircons.
An ideal coin for a royal enthusiast! Order your Canadian Maple Leaf Brooch Legacy coin today.
- ONE OF THE QUEEN’S FAVOURITES: Reputedly one of the most-loaned brooches in her collection. The Queen has worn this celebrated brooch to Canada-related events in Britain. It sparkled against her red dress on Canada Day during her last visit in 2010, and featured prominently in her CANADA 150 portrait.
- WORN BY CATHERINE, THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE: The brooch was worn by Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge while touring Canada with Prince William in 2011 and 2016. This coin is embedded with the same Canadian Maple Leaf Brooch—in miniature.
- INCLUDES MINIATURE REPRODUCTION PENDANT made with rhodium-plated sterling silver and natural white zircons on a 18″ sterling silver chain—a wonderful accompaniment to the coin that you can proudly wear in tribute to the Royal Family.
- A TOTAL 3 CARATS: A total 3 carats of natural white zircons have been individually set into the coin’s miniature brooch —a total 100+ stones to recreate the glimmering diamonds of the original.
- VALUED AT $430 (CAD): Valued at $430 (CAD) in an independent appraisal that evaluated the coin’s miniature sterling silver, rhodium-plated brooch.
- A FOUR-GENERATION LEGACY: Continue the tradition of 80+ years of affection between the Royals and Canada with this miniature Canadian Maple Leaf Brooch coin and pendant.
- CELEBRATES THE ENDURING FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE ROYAL FAMILY AND CANADA: Your coin is a one-of-a-kind treasure for anyone eager to celebrate the history and enduring friendship between the Royal Family and Canada, celebrated with two extraordinary keepsakes.
- INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
- LIMITED WORLDWIDE MINTAGE: Your coin has a limited worldwide mintage of 3,000 coins!
- 2 OZ. PURE SILVER: Your coin is crafted from two ounces of 99.99% pure silver.
- NO GST/HST!
A miniature reproduction of the Canadian Maple Leaf brooch is the commanding focal point in this design. It measures 25x25mm with more than 100 individually set, white natural zircons. The brooch is framed by an ornate border by Canadian artist Jan Poynter. It symbolizes the shared history between the United Kingdom and Canada with a repeating pattern of Tudor roses, thistles, shamrocks and maple leaves, each a key botanical element in the Royal Arms of Great Britain, Wales, Northern Ireland and Canada. The iconic five-point Tudor rose, with its inner and outer petals, provides a framework for a traditional Celtic braid treatment that represents the tradition and heritage that are the heart of Canadian settlement and identity. And on the obverse, the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt engraved on a background of leaves echoing the silhouette of the famous Canadian Maple Leaf Brooch.
- The Canadian Maple Leaf Brooch is a large statement piece that showcases the beauty of the leaf’s distinctive shape. It measures 5cm x 5.5cm, and has brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds set into a platinum mount. The brooch was made by London’s historic Asprey & Company which has a long and established relationship with the Royal Family dating back to the time of Queen Victoria.
- After the 1939 tour, The Queen continued to wear the Maple Leaf Brooch. It is reputed to have been worn on her hat as she toured bombed areas in Britain during the Second World War.
- Queen Elizabeth II inherited the brooch in 2002 and has worn it to Canada-related events in Britain. The bejewelled maple leaf sparkled against a red dress she wore during her last visit to Canada in 2010. It was also The Queen’s brooch of choice for her CANADA 150 portrait (2017).
- Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, has worn the Canadian Maple Leaf Brooch during two royal visits to Canada. In 2011, she and The Duke of Cambridge toured Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and in 2016, the royal couple visited British Columbia and Nunavut.
- The Queen’s personal jewellery is managed separately from the Crown Jewels. It is stored in a secured space (a former air raid shelter) 12m beneath Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s collection includes pieces she acquired during her reign or inherited. Some of her favourites are from her grandmother, Queen Mary, and her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.