2018 $30 100th Anniversary of the Canadian National Institute of the Blind - Pure Silver Coin & Bronze Medallion Set

SKU: 623932090910

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Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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In the wake of the First World War, and the Halifax Explosion that left hundreds blind or partially sighted, seven visionaries saw beyond the tragedy and held fast to their ideal that those injured could lead productive lives, nurture their talents, and ultimately fulfill their dreams. As the MintÕs first coin designed by a visually impaired artist, and the first to feature braille, this keepsake is testament to the power of the CNIBÕs vision. ItÕs a beautiful work of art that celebrates the strength and resilience of everyday individuals who inspire us all.

Canadian artist Meghan Sims has created an intriguing design featuring an abstract eye superimposed over a mountain scene representing the institution that CNIB has built during its first century, with Ò100Ó in braille. The passage of time is conveyed by the sun and moon at the centre, where selective green colour transforms the sun into an iris, with the moon as its pupil. Variations in colour, detail and texture symbolize the range of conditions and abilities experienced with sight loss. The curved horizon doubles as an eyelid, its lashes standing as trees in honour of the seven founders of the CNIB; the jack pine embodying the strength and resilience of people living with sight loss.

Includes a bronze medallion to deliver a tactile experience of touching braille to read ÒCNIB 1918- 2018 INCAÓ on the obverse.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 30 Dollars
Year: 2018

Diameter: 50 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 62.69 grams
Bullion Weight: 2.012 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Abstract eye with mountain scene and braille
Artist: Meghan Sims
Finish: Proof/Antique
Quantity Produced: 3000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: CNIB Commemorative

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