The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new silver coin featuring the fun and excitement of winter activities pursued on a chilly day of snowfall.
For those of us who love this time of year and are fortunate to live in a climate which accords us the splendor of snowy winter days, there is nothing more enjoyable than taking advantage of the fluffy and powdery snowflakes that have accumulated on the hills and gardens the night before. This time of year blankets the landscape with a beautiful covering of white crystal flakes, each completely unique. Speeding down a snowy slope on a toboggan, for instance, is a must-do during the long Canadian winter, as it transforms the crisp cold afternoons into a season of fun.
The coin is designed by Maurade Baynton, whose reverse image captures the warmth and joy of a family outing on a wintry day. Freshly-fallen snow has created the perfect tobogganing conditions on this hill, where families, friends, and even pets are taking the opportunity to enjoy time spent together.
In the foreground, selective color draws the eye to a family of four dressed in their warmest snow gear, adding bright color to a carefully engraved landscape of white and grey. In the background, others enjoy the same activity, undaunted by the cold and knowing they will later be warmed by hearth-fires and hot cocoa.
The obverse of each coin depicts the denomination and current definitive portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt; this image has been used on all Canadian circulation coins and several commemorative issues since 2003.
|10 Dollars||.999 silver||15.8 Grams||34 mm.||Proof and colour||7500 pieces|
The 2016-dated coin is struck in Proof quality along with a full color application on the reverse. For more information on this and other coins on offer by the Royal Canadian Mint, please visit their Web site. Information is offered in English and French, with international orders dispatched where applicable.