Canada 2016 $20 geometry in art: the maple leaf, 99.99% pure silver color proof
SKU# OK1513137169EB 2016 $20 Geometry in Art: The Maple Leaf, 99.99% Pure Silver Color Proof All coins offered in this listing are unsearched! (see ‘Additional Information’ below) All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint - The counterfeiting of numismatic coins, and the sale of stolen coins, are serious problems for coin collectors and dealers. Unlike many other coin dealers, to protect against these risks, we do not sell 'second-hand' coins. All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. Specifications Composition - 99.99% pure silver Finish - color proof Weight (g) - 31.83 (one troy ounce) Diameter (mm) - 40 Edge - serrated Certificate - serialized (serial numbers will vary) Face value - 20 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin) Artists - Calder Moore (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse) Description Basking in the golden glow of a fading sunset, an autumn landscape provides the perfect natural setting to showcase the most recognizable Canadian emblem of all: the mighty maple leaf. In keeping with the low poly art style, individual polygons come together to form the trees, while the use of bold color variants conveys the colorful splendor of the fall foliage as two maple leaves fall gently onto the river's surface. Special Features: EACH POLYGON IS DISTINCT: Each polygon is made distinct from the other through extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques, while the application of bold color adds vibrancy and alters our perception of dimension and light. A fresh, modern take on Canada's timeless icons: The fifth and final coin in the inventive five coin Geometry in Art series, which reinterprets familiar Canadian emblems—the polar bear, the beaver, the caribou, the loon and the maple leaf—in a low poly art style. CUTTING-EDGE TECHNIQUES FOR A DIMENSIONAL DESIGN: Showcases our exceptional level of craftsmanship and innovative artistic vision! UNIQUE USE OF LOW POLY ART: Breathtaking use of color: In keeping with the low poly art style, lustrous colors contribute to the perception of depth and shadows; exceptional engraving, relief and the application of different finishing techniques add distinctiveness to the polygon shapes that form the stylized image of two engraved maple leaves. An unforgettable addition to your collection — especially those with a wildlife, nature or Canadiana theme, or any that include the beloved symbols that have come to represent this land and its people. 99.99% PURE SILVER! Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, for our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt! About the design: Designed by Canadian artist Calder Moore, this coin features an artistic representation of a Canadian forest in autumn, which provides a natural setting for Canada's most famous emblem: the maple leaf. Geometry, technology, and art intersect as the entirety of the image is presented in a low poly art style, with multiple polygon shapes coming together to form the mix of coniferous and deciduous trees on both sides of the river. A rich color gradient in the background recreates the fading sunset as it casts a golden glow on the fall foliage, while the use of rich color variants throughout the landscape alters our perception of shadow and light. The eye is naturally drawn to the two engraved maple leaves in the foreground, where extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques showcase the individual polygons within each form. The geometric lines and corners lend themselves beautifully to recreating the maple leaf's stem and serrated edges, as a gentle breeze brings both leaves tumbling onto the water's surface to float above the rocky riverbed. Packaging: Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell protected by a graphic beauty box. Shipping & Handling Fast, free shipping & handling via USPS First Class Mail. USPS Priority Mail & Priority Mail Express are also available for an additional charge. International shipping is via the eBay Global Shipping Program. Additional Information OK Ranch sells fine collectible, investment, and gift coins; fine & fashion jewelry; gifts, and more through our eBay store. “Unsearched” — All of the coins offered in this listing are “unsearched”. Many coin dealers “search” all coins when they are received from the Mint. They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. These graded and certified coins are then sold at higher, premium prices. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus. Our goal is to provide clear, high definition photos that accurately represent the coin(s) offered in each of our eBay listings. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits.
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