2016-2017 $20 Canadiana Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope, Display Case and 3-Coin Pure Silver Set

SKU: 2016KALEID-BB

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Canada
Year: 2017

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Description

The kaleidoscope has entertained people for 200 years. Originally a design tool, it quickly became a favourite toy thanks to the beautiful patterns formed by tumbling bits of glass inside its mirrored tube. Even today, nobody can resist giving a kaleidoscope a twist and then looking inside to admire the design they've created. Mintage is limited to just 7,500 coins.  GST/HST exempt.


Polar Bear Design:

Canadian artist Calder Moore has created a full-sized kaleidoscope design for the coin's extra-large surface. Countless polar bears come together in a complex pattern of amazing beauty, some face-to-face to create the outer ring of the design, while smaller bears stand back-to-back to form the rings in the centre. At the extreme edge of the coin, the image of the polar bears become more obvious while individual design features endless shapes. The design is meticulously crafted with astounding detail, and beautifully enhanced with myriad shades of translucent blue to capture the reflective essence of a kaleidoscope.


Common Loon Design:

Canadian artist Calder Moore has created a full-sized kaleidoscope design for the coin’s extra-large surface.  Countless loons in myriad sizes come together in a complex pattern of amazing beauty, some face-to-face to create the outer ring of the design, while smaller birds stand rear-to-rear and upside-down to form the smaller rings towards the center.  The colours are inspired by the loon’s feathers, its red eyes, and the fiery colours of a sunset that set the stage for its hallmark call.  The design is meticulously crafted with astounding detail, and beautifully enhanced with a myriad of shades of translucent red to capture the reflective essence of a kaleidoscope.


Maple Leaf Design: 

Canadian artist Calder Moore has created a full-sized kaleidoscope design for the coin’s extra-large surface. Countless maple leaves in myriad sizes come together in a complex pattern of amazing beauty. Fiery leaves lead the eye towards the center while countless more fill the still-green canopy above. It is a beautiful portrayal of the maple’s annual spectacle as its leaves turn from green to shades of red, orange, yellow and gold. Rendered with translucent colour, it has the added effect of light streaming through the design.

Your coins are encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded box that stores each of your three coins in separate drawers and includes space for your kaleidoscope and coin certificates.

Tumbled glass and coloured shapes create amazing patterns inside a kaleidoscope, and this breakthrough new series explores the incredible designs that can be achieved when great Canadian icons become the focus of the kaleidoscope’s reflective magic. A MINT FIRST! Our thinnest silver coin ever—1 oz measuring 60 mm across!

Only 7,500 coins available worldwide—a limited work of art and a unique Canadian keepsake that will be eagerly sought after by collectors; art, nature and wildlife enthusiasts; and anyone who has ever enjoyed the beautiful artistry of a kaleidoscope.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2017

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 60mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 95.55 grams
Bullion Weight: 3.072 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Finish: Proof
Series: Canadiana Kaleidoscope
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II


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