2016 $20 Landscape Illusion: Butterfly - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932071322

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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This exciting new coin series brings you the fascinating art of illusion to celebrate CanadaÕs natural heritage with unprecedented and utterly captivating designs. Each coin features an image of the Canadian landscape, but combines natural elements in the scene to create an optical illusion of wildlifeÑlike the monarch butterfly on this coin, the second in this series.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Julius T. Csotonyi features a springtime scene beautifully crafted in colour. A stand of flowering trees of dogwood and black plum rises above the calm waters of a lake, but on closer examination, a monarch butterfly emerges from the scene. One wing lies outstretched among the branches while the other is a reflection in the water. A northern map turtle lingers near the shore, providing the perfect shape for the butterflyÕs body and eye.

Expertly crafted in 99.99% pure silver and beautifully enhanced with colour to perfect the optical illusion embedded within the primary design.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Butterfly Illusion
Artist: Julius T. Csotonyi
Finish: Proof
Series: Landscape Illusion
Quantity Produced: 5500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian Land and Seascapes

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