The Royal Canadian Mint has released the 2016 “Geometry in Art: The Loon” Fine Silver Coin, which has a mintage limited to 7,500 pieces and is available for $99.95 CAD. The coin has a Proof finish, but utilizes a variety of finishing techniques to add depth and vividness to the reverse image.
The reverse features two loons rendered in stylized fashion using polygons that emphasize the angles and shapes that make the object appear three-dimensional. The surrounding color landscape also makes use of the poly art style, albeit in a subtler fashion that highlights the sublimity of the Canadian wilderness. Inscribed around the coin’s rim are CANADA, 2016, and the monetary denomination, 20 DOLLARS. Calder Moore designed the image.
The obverse bears Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, along the with the inscriptions ELIZABETH II and D.G. REGINA. The coin is composed of 31.83 grams of 99.99% silver, with a diameter of 40 mm.
For more information on the 2016 “Geometry in Art: The Loon” Fine Silver Coin, please visit the Web site of the Royal Canadian Mint. You can also view a brief promotional video for the coin below.