For the first time in history, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced a coin with an incused strike. This new edition of the Silver Maple Leaf features an incuse strike on both sides. An incuse design is one that is recessed into a coin. Standard coins feature a raised relief. The Silver Maple image, created by Walter Ott, is displayed on the reverse and the image of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait is portrayed on the obverse. To fully appreciate this spectacular coin, please take a moment to watch this video.