The Royal Canadian Mint’s unusual and innovative “Geometry in Art” series continues with the issue of an inspired depiction of the Caribou, an animal that has been an integral part of Canadian coinage since 1937.
Utilizing cutting-edge techniques to achieve a dimensional design, the engraving, relief, and application of different finishing methods add distinctiveness to the polygon shapes, which form the stylized image of two Caribou moving through the first snowfall of the season.
This is the second 2016-dated coin in this series, designed by Canadian artist Calder Moore. As with the first coin, this coin uses “low poly” art, a technique commonly employed by the video game industry. Multiple polygon shapes come together to form two caribou making their way across a shallow river in the boreal forest. Impressive sculpting techniques and contrasting finishes define each individual polygon, while the hard lines and sharp corners of the geometric shapes add texture to the scene.
The obverse features the present effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt, which has been used on most Canadian coinage since 2002.
|20 Dollars||.999 silver||31.8 grams||40 mm.||Proof & colour||7500 pieces|
The coin is encapsulated and packaged in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded presentation box. For more information on this and other coins offered by the Royal Canadian Mint, please visit its Web site. International sales will be dispatched where applicable. This coin is also available in RCM retail outlets in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Winnipeg.