2018 $20 Maple Tree Tunnel - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932090880

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Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Step into a world of serene beauty on the reverse of this fine silver coin, where summer blooms line the path beneath the arbour greenery. The tranquil setting is captivating in the natural light; when viewed under a black light, the tunnel of stately maple trees undergoes an instant, colourful transition that combines the best of two seasons in one radiant design!

Designed by Jan Poynter, the reverse features a formal garden basking in the summer sunshine. A sun-dappled pathway draws the eye deeper into the avenue of sugar maple trees (Acer saccharum), where a canopy of leaves form a partially shaded tunnel that leads to the manicured grounds, hedges and roses ahead. The path is lined with Nepeta, whose blooms add a delicate halo of blue to the base of the trees. This enchanting mix of engraving of colour conceals an additional scene, one that reveals itself under black light, when the same garden has instantly transitioned to peak autumn colours. The maple trees are now radiant columns of amber and red that have "dripped" colour onto the flowerbeds below, where leaves are scattered among hostas, a tribute to a gardener's ability to combine the best of each season in one idyllic space. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

TWO SEASONS, TWO TECHNOLOGIES. ONE DESIGN. The strategic layering of colour and black light technologies enables the engraved reverse to showcase the elegance of a formal garden in summer and fall.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2018

Diameter: 38 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.008 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Sun-dappled pathway with sugar maple trees
Artist: Jan Poynter
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 6000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,The Seasons,Maple Leaf

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