From sea to sea, Canada in autumn is blanketed with a stunning quilt of brightly coloured foliage. Own this ephemeral moment year-round with this beautifully painted fine-silver coin. This fine-silver coin is certified to be 99.99% silver with a diameter of 38 millimetres and a metal weight of 31.39 grams.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Tony Bianco features a striking autumn scene on a still Canadian lake. In the foreground, a red canoe sits on a shoreline of tall yellow grasses and white late-summer flowers, beside a golden-leaved aspen stand. The canoe floats on the shallows of a still lake, its bow drawing the eye towards the far (or opposite) shoreline. This distant shore is lined with impressionistic pops of bright red, green and yellow that are reflected in the lake below. On the horizon, indigo mountains rise toward a cloudy autumn sky.
In the sky above the lake, an osprey spreads its wings in flight, a work of exceptional artistry and detail in and of itself. Devised to benefit from the coin's silver surface, the design combines skilful painting and careful engraving to render a painterly scene that captures the sparkling mood of this ephemeral moment.The reverse is engraved with the word'CANADA,' the date'2013' and the face value of'20 DOLLARS. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. An eye-catching coin showcasing the beauty of Canadian autumn, rendered with world-class artistry and skilful melding of design, painting and engraving.
A limited mintage of only 7,500 coins means that this lovely piece is sure to be sought after by collectors. A gorgeous gift to celebrate an autumn birthday, a special moment, or for the lovers of art and nature in your life. A distinctive addition to any collection featuring painting, original artwork, the Canadian landscape, Canadian traditions, or Canadiana. Coin is accompanied with a customized beauty box which features the coin design in full colour. Composition: 99.99% fine silver.Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mintbranded maroon clamshell case lined with a black flock and protected by a custom sleeve. Finished Packaging Size: 67 mm x 67 mm. Advertising Date: September 3, 2013.
Launch Date: September 10, 2013. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in this country: CA.This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.