2017 $20 Nature's Adornments - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932078994

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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This 2017 $20 proof fine silver dragonfly design coin is brought to life with a burst of colour created by a unique niobium embellishment. The natural world boasts an unparalleled beauty that seemingly stuns and dazzles at every turn. Human ingenuity strives to recreate this sparkle of life in art. In a celebration of natureÕs spectrum of colours, this handcrafted, uniquely shaped niobium embellishment artfully represents a Canadian darner dragonfly (Aeshna canadensis) basking in the sunlight. Mintage is limited to just 6,000 coins. As a pure silver coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.

Dragonfly Shaped Niobium Embellishment

The blue and violet dragonfly is not painted or coloured in a conventional way. Instead, the metallic element niobium has been oxidized to refract light and create rich blue and violet hues which artfully mimic the dragonflyÕs iridescent appearance in the sunlight.

Niobium is naturally a dull grey metal which is primarily used to create niobium-titanium superconductor magnets for high tech applications such as MRI machines. It is also used in very small amounts as an alloy to increase the strength of steel. In recent years, jewellers have utilized an anodization process to create a wide array of beautiful vibrant colours to enhance custom jewellery. This process has been further developed by the Royal Canadian Mint to now add spectacular niobium colouring to the 2017 silver Dragonfly coin.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2017

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

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Dragonfly, Lily Pad
Artist: Emily Damstra
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 6000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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