2016 $25 Sculptural Art of Parliament: Grotesque Wild Green Man - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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In the heart of our nation’s capital, the hallowed walls of Parliament are home to thousands of carved and sculpted artworks of exceptional beauty. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to showcase some of the many delights that grace these spaces with its stunning new series of 99.99% pure silver coins featuring carvings inspired by the sculptural art of Parliament.

This $25 coin is 99.99% pure silver, with a diameter of 36 millimetres and a nominal metal weight of 30.75 grams. Engraved in ultra-high relief, the coin features an original depiction by Dominion Sculptor Phil White of a Gothic-style grotesque inspired by a carving found on the East Block of the Parliament Buildings. The image portrays the mythical Wild Green Man. The fierce figure’s foliate hair, brows, moustache, and beard dominate its face along with wide staring eyes and bared teeth. This expressive image seems to emerge from the coin face thanks to detailed engraving in ultra-high relief.

Makes a unique gift or fine addition to any collection featuring Canadian, historical, artistic, or political themes.


Year: 2016

Diameter: 36mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 0.989 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Mythical Wild Green Man
Artist: Phil White
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 6000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian Art

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