2020 $20 Bill Reid Bear

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Country: Canada
Year: 2020

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Iljuwas (Bill Reid) brought Haida art and culture to a global audience. His extraordinary body of work includes 1,500 pieces ranging from jewellery art to monumental carvings. His artwork has appeared on Canadian coins, including this 1 oz. pure silver tribute to the artist on the 100th anniversary of his birth. We've combined engraving and colour technology in this silver version of Bill Reid's Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear, featured on the special edition 2020 $2 circulation coin.

The reverse design features red, white and black over the engraved rendering of Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Master goldsmith. Sculptor. Cultural bridge-builder. Iljuwas (Bill Reid) (1920-1998), expanded the world's appreciation for Haida art and influenced new generations of artists. His astounding body of work includes 1,500 pieces ranging from jewellery art to monumental work like The Spirit of Haida Gwaii - which has appeared on our coins. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth and, to mark the occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce the 2020 Bill Reid commemorative coins featuring an adaptation of his iconic Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear (1990).


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2020

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.0075 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Bill Reid
Finish: Proof
Series: Bill Reid
Quantity Produced: 7500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

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