FIRST-EVER coin for the Royal Canadian Mint with a unique 3D dome effect in the shape of a water droplet! Whether an animal lives on land, dances among the waves, or soars high in the sky, it is dependent upon Mother Earth and the precious water she provides. For a nation like Canada, with endless lakes, rivers, wetlands and streams, it can be easy to take such an aquatic bounty for granted. It is a precious gift that must be respected and protected. We are all one great family interwoven in the web of life. And Earth is our Mother. But she is nothing without life-giving water.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Alexandra Lefort features a 3D droplet with an inset image of Earth, conveying the importance of water to all life on this planet. The space around the water droplet brings the designÕs focus to Canada, and the diverse fauna and flora that live there on land, in the sky, and in the water. The lower left section of the design represents the terrestrial environment with a Red Fox gazing at the water droplet. Above the fox is a red-headed Woodpecker on a western flowering Dogwood tree that flows upwards and around the top of the coin to an American kestrel that represents the aerial environment. Below, an Orca breaches over the waves (aquatic environment) with mountains in the background.
This coin offers a unique theme and collectible that will appeal to nature and animal lovers, eco-green personalities, art enthusiasts and collectors seeking innovative coins with unique features that reflect the hottest topics of our times.