1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Down by the Old Maple Tree (2014)

1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Down by the Old Maple Tree (2014)

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Down by the Old Maple Tree (2014)

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$39.95 CAD
Mintage: 40,000
Canada and US only

Next coin in the O Canada series!

The fifth coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new 2014 O Canada series focusing on iconic Canadian images takes pause to celebrate one of the joys of a Canadian childhood.

Don't miss out on future coins in the series: Order the subscription today and receive for FREE a beautiful collector box!

Special features:
  •  Your coin is the fifth coin in our exciting 2014 O Canada series featuring iconic images celebrating all that makes Canada unique showcases the majestic maple tree.
  •  Your coin was masterfully crafted by our engravers using a variety of engraving techniques and finishes to bring depth and texture to the artist's rich original depiction of an iconic Canadian childhood experience.
  •  Own a piece of the Canadian experience, painstakingly captured in a half-ounce of 99.99% pure silver.
  •  An excellent addition to any commemorative, nature-focused, maple leaf-themed or Canadiana-themed collection.
  •  Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo your coin depicts a young girl on a tree swing in a grand old maple tree. In the lower left segment of the image, a young girl with pigtails holds merrily onto the two ropes holding her board swing, smiling gaily down at the viewer, who sees the scene from the point of view of someone looking up from below. The swing's ropes are tied to a thick, sturdy bough, leading the view upwards through the dense canopy of the iconic sugar maple. The scene is framed on the lower right side of the image by a group of maple leaves rooted close to the ground.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Down by the Old Maple Tree (2014)
 
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1.0

Was this a mistake?

By Marcy

from Edmonton AB

About Me Collector

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Detailed

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Down by the Old Maple Tree (2014):

      I couldn't recognize this coin based on the picture on the web. I thought I'd received the wrong coin. At first, I thought the swings were scratches in the coin.

      I'd much rather receive the coin in the picture.

      Love the rest of the coins.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Web picture is much better.

      By It

      from Toronto

      About Me Working Parent

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Condition

        Best Uses

          Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Down by the Old Maple Tree (2014):

          The actual coin is no comparison with the web picture. It's very hard to see anything - you need a good light or reading glasses to identify the details. You can hardly see the few maple leaves at the front. First the Cardboard display box and then this coin, I am very disappointed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          missed the boat with this one!!

          By Uncle Buck

          from Riverview, NB

          About Me Collector, Grandparent

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Detailed

            Best Uses

              Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Down by the Old Maple Tree (2014):

              Very, very difficult to make out the detail in this coin. I've purchased the 2013 Canada Set and the 2014 set. Until this coin I've been very pleased but I'm very disappointed with this one!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not the Best 2014 Oh Canada Coin

              By Aberdeen

              from Toronto ON Canada

              About Me Coin Lover, Collector

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Part Of Oh Canada Series

              Cons

              • Image Not Clear
              • Muddled
              • Too Much Detail

              Best Uses

              • To Complete Oh Canada Set

              Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Down by the Old Maple Tree (2014):

              I was disappointed when I opened the package and saw this coin. These $10 "Oh Canada" coins are only 34mm in diameter. Since their consistent design has an outer rim where "CANADA" and "10 DOLLARS" appear, this leaves only about 25mm (by my reckoning) for the inner circle with the coin's image. Trying to fit a Maple tree in full summer growth into the full available 25mm face of the coin makes it look jumbled. If I didn't know the subject of the coin when I looked at it I wouldn't have recognized it as a child on a swing hanging from a Maple tree. Except for the child on the swing, all space in this 25mm circle is taken up by the tree making it look like a jumbled mess. There seems to be little distinction between the leaves of the tree and the bark on the trunk. On the larger, coloured 2014 "Maple Canopy" coin, since the leaves are green and the bark is brown, the image of a Maple tree is obvious and beautiful. On this coin it just looks like an unclear mess.

              I bought this coin as part of the 2014 Oh Canada series. If it was a single coin purchase I would have returned it for a refund, but I will keep it to have the complete set.

              I've noticed that although there are listings for single coin purchases for the coins in this 2014 $10 "Oh Canada" series (five coins so far), they all have said "Awaiting Stock" from the day they were listed until now. With a mintage of 40,000, this is difficult to believe. It would seem that RCM is limiting single coin sales in order to push the sales of the complete subscription. This is also the case with the "The Seven Sacred Teachings" series. The only way to buy these coins from this site has been by subscription. We collectors do enjoy buying coins from the RCM webpage, especially spending $1,000+ and earning the Master's Club benefits. We don't need this sort of hard-sell. We will subscribe to series that look good (as with the "Great Lakes" series) but we also appreciate the option of buying single coins from these series.

              On another note, I've noticed that people complain about the box provided with subscription to these coins. They call it a "cardboard box". I have to disagree. I like the colourful "Oh Canada" box. It is not made of unprocessed brown cardboard, but it is constructed from glossy, laminated, sturdy material. It has magnets that let the lid close firmly. While I might appreciate a walnut wooden box more, I am quite happy with this one.

              I also notice you've been marketing this "Oh Canada" subscription using expensive looking, glossy, full-colour flyers inserted in boxes with every coin purchase. That must be costing many $$$. Maybe if RCM skipped the flyers and invested that money to upgrade the box to a wooden Maple premium box more subscriptions would have been sold.

              Sorry for my first negative review. I loved the "Igloo" and "Moose" coins in this series. I'm looking forward to further coins in the series, especially June's "Goose" coin; August's "Bison" coin; and September's colourful "Northern Lights" coin. Sorry for the length too. If you let me know and give me a chance I would be happy to edit it down a bit and resubmit it.
              Thanks...

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              one of my most disappointed coins yet

              By mav

              from St.Catharines On

              About Me Collector

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Detailed
                • To Much Clutter

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Down by the Old Maple Tree (2014):

                  This coin is very disappointing to look at it you can't see any real detail it's one big mish mash of a coin. detailing is terrible you don't even know what your looking at because everything blends in with the shiny back ground. Not sure why the mint would put out such a poor quality picture that unreconizable bought this only because it come in a set that i purchased its the 5th coin of 8...would like to get my money back on this coin. I dont think i will by any more set coins in the future if the mint can't put out better quality coins than this in sets especially

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                  Specifications

                  • No.129084
                  • Mintage40,000
                  • Compositionfine silver (99.99% pure)
                  • Finishmatte proof
                  • Weight (g) 15.87
                  • Diameter (mm) 34
                  • Edgeserrated
                  • Certificateserialized
                  • Face value10 dollars
                  • ArtistClaudio D'Angelo (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)