Canada offers two unique looks at fall with the release of a colorized $20 silver coin and the 2015 Maple Canopy: Kaleidoscope of Colour $250 gold coin. For this, the $20 silver coin, the Royal Canadian Mint juxtaposes traditional coin engraving techniques with a state of the art application of color to create a painterly feel.
The Canadian 2015 Autumn Express $20 Silver Colorized Coin has a mintage of 7,500 pieces and contains one ounce of .9999 silver. Each coin is housed in a custom box and comes with a serial-numbered certificate of authenticity. While supplies last, the coin can be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint for $99.95 CAD.
Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen faces to the left, as is tradition. The designer’s initials “SB” appear on the queen’s right shoulder. The inscription reads ELIZABETH II D ∙ G ∙ REGINA. A beaded ring wraps around the inside of the rim.
A classic steam locomotive powers its way through the Canadian fall landscape. Billowing tufts of smoke in silver funnel out into the sky. To the left and right of the train and its track is a colorized landscape of trees and grass. The trunks of trees are rendered in silver, in relief. The colorized portion is textured, so as to resemble an oil painting. The colorized landscape extends in the center from rim to rim, creating a letterboxed effect. A thick ring wraps around the design at the top and bottom of the coin. CANADA is inscribed at the top of the coin. 20 DOLLARS 2015 is inscribed at the bottom.
Designer(s): Susana Blunt is a Canadian artist and coin designer. Her portrait of Queen Elizabeth has appeared on Canadian coin designs since 2003. View Designers Profile. Jacky MacDonald is an Ottawa-based artist that works primarily in Acrylic. View Designers Profile.
|Year Of Issue:||2015|
|OBV Designer||Susanna Blunt|
|REV Designer||Jacky MacDonald|
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