2016 $20 Geometry in Art: The Loon - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932070585

RCM Number:
148871
Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Description

This $20 pure silver coin is part of a five coin series from the Royal Canadian Mint that utilizes an art style to represent a contemporary interpretation of Canada’s most famous icons including “the loon”.

The coin weighs just over one ounce of pure silver, 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 stylized portrait of two loons in a natural setting.  Geometry, technology and art intersect in this depiction of an adult loon and its offspring.  

Each polygon is made distinct from the other through extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques, while the careful selection of each colour gives the cloudless summer sky its beautiful blue colour, making it the perfect backdrop for the white and grey peaks of the Rocky Mountains, using the hard lines and edges that are characteristic of low poly art. In the foreground, the graceful adult loon is a picture of grace as it calmly floats on the surface of a blue lake, surrounded by an evergreen forest that is rich with detail and colour. Underwater, the young loon demonstrates its remarkable diving abilities as it uses its webbed feet to propel it forward like a torpedo, its beak quickly closing in on the small fish that will provide it with a well-earned aquatic feast. 



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: Geometry, technology and art intersect as the entirety of the image is presented in a low poly art style - two loons
Artist: Calder Moore
Finish: Proof
Series: Geometry in Art
Quantity Produced: 7,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife


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