2017 $20 Canadian Underwater Life - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 157232

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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Dive into Canada's oceans with this stunning coin that takes you beneath the waves to discover the amazing underwater worlds that lie off Canada's east, west and Arctic coasts. Meet the walrus swimming within the unique 3D water droplet and the diverse ocean residents who face significant challenges brought on by human activity.

The coin is a powerful work of art that honours water and the creatures that live within it—an inspiring call to cherish and preserve all of Earth's aquatic treasures! Mintage is limited to 7,500. GST/HST exempt.  


The Design:

This unique three dimensional dome shape takes you beneath the waves to discover the amazing underwater worlds that lie off Canada’s coasts. The close relationship between the ocean and land is embodied in the 3D “water” droplet on this coin that highlights six of the ocean’s residents who face significant challenges caused by human activity.   

Canadian artist Alexandra Lefort takes the viewer beneath the surface to meet the diverse aquatic life that can be found off Canada’s shores in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans.  The 3D “water” droplet dominates the center 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 “Atlantic/Arctic” 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.  


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: 7,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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