This beautiful $20 fine silver coin not only features the brilliant colours and artistic designs of an Easter egg, but is also in the shape of an Easter egg. The egg shape is symbolic in many cultures to represent life itself. Mintage is extremely limited to just 4,000 worldwide, making this one of the lowest mintage one ounce coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. As a pure silver coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, it is GST/HST exempt.
The egg-shaped reverse design by Canadian artist Ann C. Morash weaves together patterns and symbols that capture the artistry of a Ukrainian Easter Egg. Positioned within four triangular segments are golden blades of wheat, which convey best wishes for harvest and the soul of the clan. Beneath this overlay, the field is filled with the geometric figures that represent the sun and stars, to symbolize life, fortune and growth. These are framed by bands of waves that celebrate water as a life-sustaining element and harmony, which are in turn framed by evergreen boughs positioned along the edge, to symbolize eternal health and youth.
This coin is beautifully enhanced by the meticulous application of colours that each carry deeper meaning: yellow represents light and purity; red is the colour of joy and folklore; green is associated with fertility, health and spring, which brings hope and renewal; and black suggests the darkest time before dawn, and the idea of constancy and eternity.