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1 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Tree of Life - Mintage: 6,500 (2018)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Tree of Life - Mintage: 6,500 (2018)

$119.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,500
Canada and US only


A spiritual and philosophical symbol for our world and being, this Tree of Life has a golden sheen that radiates light and warmth. The gold plating is more intricate than anything seen before—especially along the delicate, tendril-like branches that reach up into the sky. Painted leaves also complement the engraving by introducing luminous colours that shimmer and subtly shift in the light. The result? A spellbinding work of art that is both beautiful and meaningful.

A deeply meaningful gift for any loved one celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or a milestone event! Order your coin today!

Special features:
  • POWERFUL SYMBOLIC IMAGE! A celebration of a powerful symbolic image that is well known in many cultures across Canada, and around the world!
  • MORE INTRICATE THAN EVER SEEN BEFORE! Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, the complex engraving is enhanced by the application of colour and a beautiful gold plating that is more intricate than ever seen before!
  • LIMITED WORLDWIDE MINTAGE! Only 6,500 coins will be made available worldwide.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!


Designed by Canadian artist Steve Hepburn, your coin offers a beautifully artistic interpretation of a tree of life as a representation of the different aspects of our existence. Spreading out beneath the earth, the gold-plated roots anchor the tree and provide a solid foundation for its trunk, which represents one's identity and core beliefs. The curled branches that represent growth as an individual strike a golden contrast next to the painted leaves, which represent the fruits of our labour in life. With all of its curved branches and intertwined roots, the complexities of this engraved design necessitate the application of more intricate gold plating than ever seen before. Just above the earth is the engraved word "CANADA" to the left of the tree, while the face value "20 DOLLARS" and the year "2018" are engraved on the right side. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Different concepts of the tree of life have appeared in theology, philosophy, biology and mythology.
  • The idea of a "tree of life" or "a sacred tree" is found in many early mythologies.
  • To many, the tree of life represents the connection between all forms of life on Earth, and as a link between heaven and our terrestrial world.
  • The tree of life has been popularized by modern jewellery design, where it symbolizes different notions such as knowledge, wisdom, security and strength, or as a beautiful celebration of life!


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

Order today!



  • No.162055
  • Mintage6,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistSteve Hepburn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Accessed November 19, 2017