2016 $200 Diwali: Festival of Lights - Pure Gold Coin

SKU: 623932079496

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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A joyous five-day festival of feasts, music and light, Diwali is a deeply cherished tradition for over 1.2 million Indo-Canadians. This 99.99% pure gold coin presents a stunning artistic representation of the Festival of Lights as a reflection of CanadaÕs thriving multiculturalism; with its overarching theme of goodness and joyous festivities, Diwali is truly a heart-warming celebrationÑand CanadaÕs cultural landscape is richer for its inclusion.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Meera Sethi is inspired by the colourful Indian folk art of Rangoli, which traditionally adorns entrances and floors during Diwali. Within the geometric and floral-inspired pattern lie numerous cultural symbols that represent the ÒFestival of LightsÓ as a cherished multi-ethnic celebrationÑone that is very much at home in Canada, where it is celebrated by Indo-Canadians across the country. Roughly 51% of Indo-Canadians reside in the Greater Toronto Area, while Vancouver is home to CanadaÕs second-largest population; these important communities are represented by each provinceÕs official floral emblem: the trillium and the Pacific dogwood, respectively. Key spiritual symbolsÑsuch as those associated with Sikhism and JainismÑsurround a ring of clay diya, which light up homes and hearts during Diwali. The most widely known Canadian symbol, the beloved maple leaf, forms an inner ring around the sacred symbol ÒOMÓÑthat eternal sound of creationÑwhich is positioned in the centre to release spiritual energy in all directions. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 200 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 30mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.002 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Indian folk art
Artist: Meera Sethi
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 275
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian Festivals

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