2020 $25 Timeless Icons: Polar Bear - Pure Silver Piedfort Coin

SKU: 623932100237

RCM Number:
176223
Country: Canada
Year: 2020

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Description

The fourth selectively gold-plated fine silver piedfort in this series

For more than 500 years some European mints have issued small quantities of double thickness ÒpiedfortÓ coins for nobility, dignitaries and VIP collectors. This 2020 $25 pure silver coin continues this tradition with an extra thick format coin featuring a highly detailed image of two national symbols Ð the Maple Leaf and the Polar Bear. Mintage is extremely limited at just 4,000. HST/GST exempt.

The word "piedfort" literally means "strong foot" in French and appeared centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" in minting. Today, "piedfort" indicates that a coin is thicker than usual.

The design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc carries great meaning by paying tribute to CanadaÕs evolving history through the two foremost national icons. A transition marks the centre of the field, with classic depictions on the left to represent the nationÕs past, and more contemporary versions on the right to represent both the present and beyond. Both icons are resplendent on this coin. Foremost is the polar bear, the majestic animal that symbolizes CanadaÕs Arctic wilderness. Its front half is texturally detailed, while the back portion transitions into a stylized silhouette that offers a more modern take on this Canadian icon. Behind it is the iconic maple leaf, whose serrated edges and deeply veined lobes are fixtures throughout the design. The left features a more natural and life-like appearance that evokes the reverse of the beloved Silver Maple Leaf (SML) coin, while the right portion places a strong emphasis on symmetry and conveys a sense of strength. Also featured on the reverse are the engraved word ÒCANADAÓ, the face value Ò25 DOLLARSÓ and the year Ò2020.Ó The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2020

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 34 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.01 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: A Polar Bear and a Maple Leaf
Artist: Pierre Leduc
Finish: Proof with selective gold plating
Quantity Produced: 4000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Celebrate Canada,Maple Leaf


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