2016 $25 Sculptural Art of Parliament: Grotesque Wild Green Man - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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While the carved stone of Canada’s Parliament buildings features classic architecture and well recognized symbols of Canada, it also features a fascinating array of Gothic style mythical gargoyles that are said to protect those that they guard and protect them from evil or harmful spirits.  This 2016 $25 pure silver 3-coin set features three of the most interesting and captivating of these gargoyles or grotesques. Mintage on each coin is limited to only 4,000.  HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

Each coin was designed by Phillip White, a Canadian artist who has been Canada’s official Dominion Sculptor since 2006 and who has an intimate knowledge of the thousands of figures that adorn Parliament Hill. Every detail has been painstakingly reproduced, and every coin has been struck numerous times to achieve the ultra-high relief necessary to capture the depth, dimension and drama of the original sculpture.  

This image portrays the mythical Wild Green Man figure as carved on the parliament buildings.  The figure’s hair, brows, moustache, and beard dominate its face along with wide staring eyes and bared teeth.  The face emerges from the coin, thanks to the detailed engraving in ultra high relief.


Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 36mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 30.76 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.989 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Mythical Wild Green Man
Artist: Phil White
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 6,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian Art

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