Only 10,000 pieces with this custom design were produced by the RCM, making them a must-have gold coin for collectors and investors fond of the iconic E=mc 2 formula and physics. The Gold Maple Leaf of 1/15 oz. [61], Since 1996, February 15 has been commemorated as National Flag of Canada Day. [39], In 1961, Leader of the Opposition Lester Pearson asked John Ross Matheson to begin researching what it would take for Canada to have a new flag. This motion led to weeks of acrimonious debate in the House of Commons and the design came to be known as the "Pearson Pennant",[41] derided by the media and viewed as a "concession to Québec". The maple leaf on the flag is a generic maple, representing the 10 species of maple trees native to Canada. The width of the Maple Leaf flag is twice the height. Despite the failure of the committee to solve the issue, public sentiment in the 1920s was in favour of fixing the flag problem for Canada. eBay vendors can sell you groups of five, 10, or 25 silver Canadian Maple Leaves at once. Moreover, the 1 oz. [49], The Flag of Canada is represented as the Unicode emoji sequence .mw-parser-output .monospaced{font-family:monospace,monospace}U+1F1E8 .mw-parser-output span.smallcaps{font-variant:small-caps}.mw-parser-output span.smallcaps-smaller{font-size:85%}REGIONAL INDICATOR SYMBOL LETTER C, U+1F1E6 REGIONAL INDICATOR SYMBOL LETTER A. The official numbers from Canadian Heritage put the expenses at $15.5 million, with approximately a seventh of the cost offset by donations.[63]. In 1534, Jacques Cartier planted a cross in Gaspé bearing the French royal coat of arms with the fleurs-de-lis. [32] New designs were proposed in 1927,[33] 1931,[34] and 1939. The price may also vary depending on the specific version of the Maple Leaf that you choose to buy. It’s considered to be the most impressive special release of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, being the first mintage of a million-dollar face value gold coin. [31] A steering committee also considered about 2,000 suggestions from the public, in addition to 3,900 others that included, according to Library and Archives Canada, "those that had accumulated in the Department of the Secretary of State and those from a parliamentary flag committee of 1945–1946". Its use continued after Canada's independence from the United Kingdom in 1931 until the adoption of the current flag in 1965. The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin is recognized and admired globally thanks to its unique design featuring Canada's beloved sugar maple leaf emblem on the reverse side of the coin. The coin is made of .9999 pure gold and features a brilliant relief and a reverse proof finish on a frosted background. Go to previous slide - Shop by Certification, Go to previous slide - Limited Time Deals, Slide {current_page} of {total_pages} - You May Also Like. 1957 version of the Canadian Red Ensign that had evolved as the de facto national flag until 1965[64], First flag proposal to Parliament; the Pearson Pennant, Flag of the Royal Military College of Canada; used as inspiration by George F. G. Stanley, Earlier (1964) version of the proposal that was adopted, Current flag, 1965–present, using CMYK specifications, Current flag, 1965–present, using Pantone specifications, This article is about the national flag of Canada. [13] It was first used as a national symbol in 1868 when it appeared on the coat of arms of both Ontario and Quebec. A symbol of pride and nationalism, the maple leaf design has remained almost the same since its first mintage in 1979. The 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf is, by far, Canada’s most popular gold coin and the most widely traded around the world. The flag is horizontally symmetric and therefore the obverse and reverse sides appear identical. The flag made its first official appearance on February 15, 1965; the date is now celebrated annually as National Flag of Canada Day.