Canada Releases 2016 Geometry in Art Silver Proof Coin

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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.

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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.

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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.


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