2017 $20 En Plein Air: Springtime Gifts - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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This 2017 $20 fine silver coin uses a large 60 mm one ounce format masterfully combine 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.

On the coinÕs reverse, Canadian artist Elizabeth Sim has created an immersive viewing experience by blurring the line between reality and perception. Stretching across the entire reverse, the borderless background image offers a photo-realistic close-up of a flowerbedÑspecifically one that showcases several Canada 150 tulips in full bloom. In contrast, the easel-mounted canvas in the foreground is positioned in a way that suggests the viewer is in fact the artist, as the eye naturally lingers on the finished painting of the white and red-flamed tulip. This simulation of a plein air painting experience is further enhanced by the integration of two advanced technologies: Texturized Colour, which gives the design its sense of depth and dimension by subtly raising the easel and canvas; and Canvas Effect, which artfully adds a touch of realism by mimicking the surface textures of a finished paintingÑincluding the artistÕs brushstrokes.

Discover the complete series:
2017 $20 3-Coin Series En Plein Air


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2017

Diameter: 60mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.85 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.024 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Tulips
Artist: Elizabeth Sim
Finish: Proof
Series: En Plein Air, Coin #1 of 3
Quantity Produced: 5500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Flora

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