2016 $20 Geometry in Art: Beaver - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932073227

RCM Number:
151004
Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Description

Since the early fur trading days of the 17th century, the beaver has appeared as a symbol of Canada.  This innovative $20 pure silver coin utilizes a geometric art style to present a contemporary interpretation of a beaver as an iconic symbol of Canada, now more often associated with the industriousness of this resilient and adaptive Canadian animal. Mintage is limited to just 7,500 pieces. HST/GST exempt.     


The Design:

Canadian artist Calder Moore has featured a stylized portrait of two beavers in a pond setting.  Geometry, technology and art intersect in this depiction of two beavers. Each polygon is made distinct from the other through extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques. Geometric lines form the branches used by the beaver as building materials for their dam.  A glimpse of the dam rising up from the mud at the bottom of the pond is made possible from a half-submerged perspective.  The blue sky and green conifers add vibrancy in the background.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 40mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.83 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.023 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Beaver
Artist: Calder Moore
Finish: Proof
Series: Geometry in Art
Quantity Produced: 7,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife


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