This 2017 $20 fine silver coin uses a large 60 mm one ounce format and masterfully combines two colour technologies. Texturized colour is used to raise some of the elements like the easel-mounted canvas, and provide a sense of depth to the design, while the canvas effect adds life-like texture to the painting. Adding to its collectability, the mintage is extremely limited to just 5,500. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Elizabeth Sim captures the beauty, tranquillity and spirit of a maritime setting in Atlantic Canada. Stretching across the entire reverse, the borderless background image creates an immersive viewing experience by drawing the viewer into the setting; one can almost feel the warmth of sunshine and the smell of sea salt in the air as the eye takes in the weathered buildings and fishing boats. Texturized Colour separates the easel-mounted canvas from its true-to-life surroundings, seamlessly raising it to create a sense of depth within the design. The easel is also positioned to suggest the viewer is the artist and creator of the finished landscape painting, where Canvas Effect technology mimics surface textures such as brushstrokes.