1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Maple Leaf Maze - Mintage: 8,000 (2016)
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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Maple Leaf Maze – Mintage: 8,000 (2016)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Maple Leaf Maze – Mintage: 8,000 (2016)

$114.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Will definitely be a conversation starter with friends! Order today before they're all gone!

People have been entertained by puzzles since Roman times. One of the most timeless puzzles: finding your way to the centre of a maze. This coin serves up a unique version for the 21st century with a maze struck in 99.99% pure silver—complete with a free-rolling ball so you can play!

Will definitely be a conversation starter with friends! Order today before they're all gone!

Special features:
  • ONE-OF-A-KIND! Your fine silver coin's a-MAZE-ing design combines a vibrantly coloured Canadian icon with all the fun and challenge of a maze.
  • CRAFTED IN 99.99% PURE SILVER! Round and round, the ball spins…but will you make it to the centre? Test your patience and skill to see how fast you can get the ball into the bull's eye!
  • YOU WON'T WANT TO PUT THIS COIN DOWN! A fun collectable that is uniquely entertaining; a timeless addition to any collection—not to mention a sure conversation-starter!
  • An A-MAZE-ING design! The small ball you maneuver through the maze is made of brass!
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt!
  • With its red maple leaf this coin is the perfect Canada Day celebration gift!

About the Design:

The reverse design brings together the use of colour, precision engraving and an innovative design to create a one-of-a-kind numismatic maze. A small brass ball rolls freely along the engraved circular pathway that forms the maze, while multiple paths provide the challenge of getting the ball to the bull's eye in the centre of the reverse. In the background is a partial view of a Canadian icon that is recognized worldwide: the beautiful red maple leaf that proudly adorns our national flag. The reverse includes the engraved word "CANADA" and the year "2016". The obverse features the face value
"20 DOLLARS" and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

For your safety: Keep the coin securely in its capsule at all times to ensure you don't risk losing the small ball, which could pose a choking hazard for young children.

Did you know…
  • Mazes have appeared in ancient Greek texts as far back as the 5th century BCE. In fact, it appears in one of the best-known Greek myths, Theseus and The Minotaur, in which Theseus becomes a Greek hero by navigating this maze and defeating the creature. From there, the idea spread and the puzzle has since been widely used around the world, from the architecture of early Christian churches to the lavish gardens at the Palace of Versailles in France. 
  • What's the difference between a labyrinth and a maze? A labyrinth is said to have a single path that winds its way into the middle, which forces you to retrace your path to get back out; a maze has dead ends or many different paths and directions to choose from.
  • The first maze recorded in history was the Egyptian Labyrinth visited by the Greek writer Herodotus, but little remains of it today.
  • Hedge mazes date back to Roman times and had spread to England by the 16th century.

Order your coin today!

Reviews

Nice Coin

5

I put this product on my desk so I can look at it. I read the other reviews that said not to take it and play with it outside of it's case so it'll just sit in there forever. The puzzle is really easy to solve if you keep it level but if you tilt too much the ball goes everywhere. I don't collect too many coins but this one was too fun to pass up!

CoinLover123

Ontario

Yes

Attractive Gamer

3

Initiate interest in coin collecting and history in young people.

Rabit

Canada

Yes

Very cool!

5

I love things that of quality that are out of the ordinary and this certainly fits that.

Wile E

Newark DE USA

Yes

Quite the gimmic

3

If I had to do it again I would not buy it. I like all my previous purchases. As I bought 2 coins I will probably gift one and keep the other. I suppose it is unique . The case it comes in should be less easy to open. Good luck trying to find the ball.

Nibs

Sherwood Park Alberta

No

Puts a smile on one's face

5

Looking at the Maple Leaf Maze coin makes me smile and think, how creative the artist was in coming up with this unique design. The coin is simple but bold, using only 3 colours, i.e. silver, red and brass. It would be nice if the package included a couple more of the brass ball as its easy to loose, if case is opened. To the RCM - continue to let the creative juices flow freely, unhindered.

N/A

Toronto, Canada

Yes

Nice collectible

4

If the coin is in the case, you can't play the maze because the case squeezes the ball and it won't move.

Wilky

Cambridge, ON.

Yes

Amusing and amazing!

4

Like the Swiss the Mint has produced a small but valuable jewel-maze.

Randy Andy

Montreal

Yes

The Coolest Coin Ever!

5

Not as easy as you might think...the maze is fun!

Jane

West Palm Beach, FL

Yes

Son's birthday present

4

My son, who turned 9, lost the ball for the maze. The next day it was found but tell your kids not to open it while walking around.

Cabman

Toronto, ON

Yes

Nostalga

5

reminds me of being a kid and playing with them ! it is a cute and fun coin to have truly unique

Arriana

Woodlawn, TN

Yes

1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Maple Leaf Maze – Mintage: 8000 (2016)

4.0 61

77.0

Will it fit in the pendant holder necklace?

Kay

Hi Kay, Unfortunately we only have pendant necklace bezels for 27mm and 34mm coins. This coin's diameter is 38mm. Also, using the bezels require you to remove the coin from it's protective capsule. Since the Maple Leaf Maze coin has a brass ball in its capsule, removing the coin from its capsule is not recommended.

Chad

How much does the brass ball weigh?

Coins are fun

Good afternoon and thank you for your question and interest in the RCM products. Sorry for the delay in my reply but I am happy to confirm that the brass ball weigh 0.037gms each. Hope you enjoy your coin ! All the best!

Annie (Product Team)

I have a further question....Since the little ball is made of "brass", will it tarnish or change colour (turn black) over time, making it rather unattractive rolling around the coin. I heard rodium-plating over silver (to prevent colour change) may be a better choice? Why was brass chosen? Thank you.

Gaze

Thank you for your question. The Royal Canadian Mint research & development team started the testing process long before we brought the product to market and tested the coin and the ball in various conditions to eliminate as much as possible the potential problems that could occur, we sure hope it won't in the long term. The available size ball were really limited but we will take your suggestion in consideration, thank you!

Annie (Product Team)

Doesn't the moving part risk damage to the coin or plastic capsule?

Coin guy

Thank you for your interest in the Royal Canadian Mint's new maze coin. The RCM's Quality Assurance team conducted exhaustive testing with the brass ball to ensure the risk of damage to both the coin and the capsule due to the movement was at a bare minimum. Enjoy every minute of interaction with your coin and sure hope you like it!

Annie (Product Team)

What is the ball made from?

Shawn

Thank you for your interest in the Royal Canadian Mint's new maze coin. The ball is made of brass. Enjoy every minute of interaction with your coin and sure hope you like it!

Annie (Product Team)

As one plays with this coin, aiming the small silver bead through the maze "track", will the bead scratch the surface of the coin (i.e, the polished silver portion of the maze)? If it does, I think the coin will be unattractive -- all scratche up. I have ordered this coin but am rethinking about it.

Gaze

Thank you for your interest in the Royal Canadian Mint's new maze coin. The RCM's Quality Assurance team conducted exhaustive testing with the brass ball to ensure the risk of damage to both the coin and the capsule due to the movement was at a bare minimum. Enjoy every minute of interaction with your coin and sure hope you like it!

Annie (Product Team)

Does the brass ball actually roll around on the coin when you do the maze or is it on a piece of plastic between the coin?

Firebreak

Thank you for your interest in the Royal Canadian Mint's new maze coin. Yes the brass ball actually rolls around the fine silver rails. There is no piece of plastic on the coin. Enjoy every minute of interaction with your coin and sure hope you like it!

Annie (Product Team)

What's the ball made out of?

Fiat Hater

Thank you for your interest in the Royal Canadian Mint's new maze coin. The ball is made of brass. Enjoy every minute of interaction with your coin and sure hope you like it!

Annie (Product Team)

Will the ball eventually wear down the silver or plastic capsule?

Cool coins

Thank you for your interest in the Royal Canadian Mint's new maze coin. The RCM's Quality Assurance team conducted exhaustive testing with the brass ball to ensure the risk of damage to both the coin and the capsule due to the movement was at a bare minimum. Enjoy every minute of interaction with your coin and sure hope you like it!

Annie (Product Team)

Is any part of the maze made out of plastic?

Canadian White Dove

Thank you for your interest in the Royal Canadian Mint's new maze coin. We are confirming that there is no part of the coin made of plastic. The brass ball is rolling on the fine silver coin between the silver rails. Only the capsule is made of plastic, same as usual. Enjoy every minute of interaction with your coin and sure hope you like it!

Annie (Product Team)

Specifications

  • No.153437
  • Mintage8,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistSusanna Blunt (obverse)

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