This 2017 $20 fine silver coin is the third and final of the “Canada’s Coasts” series. Mintage is limited to 7,500 coins. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.
The reverse image by Curtis Atwater features a beluga surfaces among the ice floes of the frigid Arctic waters. Coupled with the imposing outline of the iceberg in the background, the whale’s raised head and tail mimic the distinctive shape of the bold red maple leaf sunset, which is reflected in the waters below. Detailed engraving and selective colouring make the sunset glow and the Arctic waters shimmer.