2017 $20 Canadian Underwater Life - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932081246

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

Sale price$106.95

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Dive into CanadaÕs oceans with this unique coin that takes you beneath the waves to discover the amazing underwater worlds that lie off CanadaÕs coasts. The irrefutable relationship between the ocean and land is embodied in the 3D ÒwaterÓ droplet on this coin that highlights six of the oceanÕs residents who face significant challenges caused by human activity.

This coin speaks to todayÕs growing environmental consciousness and the global movement to protect and preserve all of EarthÕs waters. Environmentalists and eco-green personalities will be proud to own and showcase this coin! This coinÕs powerful design conveys three compelling themes: the rich diversity of aquatic life in Canada; the importance of water to all living things; and the challenges the worldÕs oceans currently face as a result of human activity.

Canadian artist Alexandra Lefort has created an engaging underwater scene that takes the viewer beneath the surface to meet the diverse aquatic life that can be found off CanadaÕs shores in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. A 3D ÒwaterÓ droplet dominates the centre of the design and frames a walrus that leads the eye into
the design and around the outer edge where six ocean residents are positioned in a manner that roughly mirrors their geographical distribution in Canada. An iceberg floats in the upper right ÒAtlantic/ArcticÓ portion of the design while two species of Pacific kelp (bull and northern giant) frame the design as they define the West Coast. Presented clockwise from the top: ivory gulls glide above the water; a northern bottlenose whale; a pair of beluga whales; a leatherback sea turtle; a grey whale; and a basking shark.

The perfect gift or collectible that will appeal to art enthusiasts and collectors seeking innovative coins with unique features that reflects one of the most prevalent topics of our time. An exquisite work of art and an inspiring call to appreciate cherish and preserve all of EarthÕs aquatic treasures.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2017

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Underwater Creatures
Artist: Alexandra Lefort
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 7500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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