The Royal Canadian Mint has released the 2016 Pop Art: “Celebrating the Canada Goose” 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin, which is composed of two ounces of .9999 silver and is available for $169.95 CAD. The coin measures 50 mm in diameter and has a mintage limited to just 3,000 pieces.
The reverse of the coin features several geese in flight, rendered in a pop art style by artist Andrew Lewis. The Canada goose is a migratory fowl known for its adaptability to a variety of environments and contexts. They are indigenous to North America, commonly spending warmer months in Canada and the Northern United States, and colder months in the Southern United States.
The obverse features Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, CANADA, D.G. REGINA, 2016, and the coin’s denomination of 30 DOLLARS placed along the rim and in the field.
“Pop art” is a visual arts style that originated in Britain and the U.S. in the 1950’s; it was known for appropriating illustration techniques found in advertising and popular culture for use in the fine arts. For more information on the 2016 Pop Art: “Celebrating the Canada Goose” 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin, please visit the Web site of the Royal Canadian Mint.