2016 $20 Geometry in Art: Maple Leaf - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932073531

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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This 2016 $20 pure silver coin is the last in the series from the Royal Canadian Mint that utilizes a geometric art style to represent a contemporary interpretation of Canada’s most famous icons including “The Maple Leaf”.  This unusual and visually striking coin weighs just over one ounce of pure silver with a large 40 mm diameter, and has a limited mintage of just 7,500 pieces.  As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.     

The Design:

Canadian artist Calder Moore has featured a representation of a Canadian forest in autumn, and thus a background for Canada’s most iconic emblem – The Maple Leaf.  Geometry, technology and art intersect in this depiction of a maple leaf.  Each polygon is made distinct from the other through extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques. The shapes come together to form the trees on both sides, rich colours create a fading sunset casting a glow in the foliage.  Sculpting, technology and advanced finishing draw the eye to two maples leaves.  One maple leaf falls gently to the ground, and we get a partial underwater glimpse of another maple leaf floating above the rocky riverbed.  This is achieved by overlapping the water’s surface beyond the image field.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

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

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

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