Description:

The Royal Canadian Mint’s 2016 Universe $20 Silver Coin marries color coin technology with an industry first application of handcrafted borosilicate colored glass. The glow-in-the-dark globule-shaped glass is crafted to resemble a spiral galaxy – making this a stunning representation of the night sky’s celestial beauty.

Obverse: Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen faces to the left, as is the tradition. The inscription reads: ELIZABETH II D ∙ G ∙ REGINA.

Reverse: The Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic nestled in a forested scene. The sky depicted in full color, stars form glittering constellations in the night’s sky. Above the observatory at the 11 o’clock position a handcrafted borosilicate colored glass is applied to the coin. Each specimen will feature a unique design. Designer Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay’s initials LBT sits on the left near the rim above the tree line. Wrapping around the outer perimeter at the bottom of the coin is the inscription: CANADA, 20 DOLLARS, and 2016. The coin was struck and issued for sale in 2015.

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. Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay is a Canadian artist, who works primarily with glass.

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Canada
Year Of Issue:  2016 (Issued in 2015)
Denomination:  $20
Mint Mark:
Mintage:  8,500
Alloy:  .9999 Silver
Weight:  31.39 grams
Diameter:  38 mm
OBV Designer  Susanna Blunt
REV Designer  Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay
Quality:  Proof

 

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