2016 $25 Sculptural Art of Parliament "Grotesque Green Man" - Pure Silver 3 Coin Set in Display Case

SKU: 2016SCULPT-BB

RCM Number:
0
Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Description

In the heart of our nationÍs capital, the hallowed walls of Parliament are home to thousands of carved and sculpted artworks of exceptional beauty. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to showcase some of the many delights that grace these spaces with this three-coin series featuring carvings inspired by the sculptural art of Parliament.

Coin No. 1: Grotesque Wild Green Man

This $25 coin is 99.99% pure silver, with a diameter of 36 millimetres and a nominal metal weight of 30.75 grams. Engraved in ultra-high relief, the coin features an original depiction by Dominion Sculptor Phil White of a Gothic-style grotesque inspired by a carving found on the East Block of the Parliament Buildings. The image portrays the mythical Wild Green Man. The fierce figureÍs foliate hair, brows, moustache, and beard dominate its face along with wide staring eyes and bared teeth. This expressive image seems to emerge from the coin face thanks to detailed engraving in ultra-high relief.

Coin No. 2: Grotesque Foliated Green Man

Engraved in ultra-high relief, the coin features an original depiction by Dominion Sculptor Phil White of a Gothic-style grotesque interpreted from a carving found on the East Block of the Parliament Buildings. The image portrays a Green man disgorging stylized ñstiff-leafî foliage from its mouth. The staring figureÍs brows and hair are also composed of whirling, stylized leaves and stems.

Coin No. 3: Grotesque Horned Green Man


Engraved in ultra-high relief, the reverse features an original depiction by Dominion Sculptor Phil White of a Gothic-style grotesque interpreted from a carving found on the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings. The humorous, slightly unsettling horned Green Man sticks out his tongue, his grimacing mouth topped with a jaunty moustache. His face is encircled by stylized foliage and his deep-set eyes peer from below heavy brows. Two small goat-like horns curl out from his forehead.

Makes a unique gift or fine addition to any collection featuring Canadian, historical, artistic, or political themes.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2016

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 92.25 grams
Bullion Weight: 2.961 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Grotesque Horned Green Man, Grotesque Foliated Green Man, Grotesque Wild Green M
Artist: Phil White
Finish: Proof
Series: Sculptural Art of Parliament
Quantity Produced: 4000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian, Royal Canadian Mint, Canadian Art


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