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Medal: Canada Royal Mint Maple Leaf  2009
Medal: Canada Royal Mint Maple Leaf 2009

Well, that's pretty cool. What a neat medal. It was obviously produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, Monnaie Royal Canadienne, in 2009. But just how, when, and where it appears in Mint products is somewhat a mystery. Visiting the RCM web site yields all sorts of gorgeous coins, tokens, and medals for sale, but not this one. It is, perhaps, used in the packaging of other mint products and does not appear by itself on the RCM site.

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Placing values on modern mysteries like this one is always a problem. More often than not prices are driven by slick advertising and intentional manipulation of supply and demand, rather than 'normal' numismatic (coin collecting) factors such as condition, mintage, and eye appeal.

You can find this piece on eBay once in a while, and the auction prices give you a decent idea of actual value. The specimen in our picture is a proof version, made with mirror-like surfaces, but non-proof versions also appear on eBay. Based on the limited eBay sales, our best guess at value goes like this:

NON-PROOF fully uncirculated: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
NON-PROOF circulated: $2
PROOF with excellent eye appeal: $20
PROOF with compromised surfaces: $5

Use our Important Terminology page to understand how catalog values work.

Coin: 18697 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: yasmine, Wed, 21-Jan-2015 22:37:59 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 22-Jan-2015 16:56:57 GMT
Requester description: 2009 Side that says royal Canadian mint is plain except for the royal mint logo

Other side says canada eight times going from small to bigger and smaller fonts
Also has maple leafs around the border of the coin except at bottom where it says 2009
Tags: medal canada royal mint maple leaf medallion medals medalion badge medallic medaille medallions canadaian canadienne candian canadian royale royalty mintmark mintmaster mintmarks greenery leafs leaves boughs liafy bush leave leaved bough leafe leafed leafy leavs foliage logo eight times time border boarder moulding bordering bounded bordered boundrey boundary circle ring circled encircle circlet circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed

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