The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver Proof and colour coins which highlight the natural beauty of Canada in colour. Gorgeous grasslands, show-stopping shorelines, mighty mountains, and more. All of these breathtaking places exist within Canada’s vast borders, each containing its own assortment of beautiful flora and fauna. Inspired by Canadian classic circulation coin designs, the coin’s colour-over-engraved portrait focuses on the diversity of landscapes through the seasons, all framed by the mighty maple leaf that proudly identifies Canada to the world.
The reverse design by artist Caitlin Lindstrom-Milne features several engraved maple leaves in the breeze and which form a backdrop to a larger maple leaf centred, giving shape to a colour-over-engraved collage of iconic Canadian landscapes and fauna. These famous sights are clockwise from the top:
The aurora borealis, the Canadian Rocky Mountains, a forest in autumn, Niagara Falls, the red cliffs of Prince Edward Island, wheat fields representing the prairie or Western Provinces, Arctic glaciers, and a quiet lake setting.
In a salute to Canada’s currently circulating reverse coin designs, the animals from Canada’s circulation coins are depicted in their natural habitat with:
The caribou — twenty-five cents
The beaver — five cents
The polar bear — two dollars
The loon — one dollar
To the bottom edge under the primary design is the addition of wildflowers such as bunchberry, fireweed, and the western red lily. Above the design is the text CANADA 2022, and to the lower right, the denomination of 50 DOLLARS. *The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Susanna Blunt.
|93 g||55 mm||Proof with applied colour||
The silver Proof and colour coin is encapsulated and presented in a faux leather matte black custom case accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. For additional information, please click here.
*With the news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the 8th September, the Royal Canadian Mint will advise the public about a new effigy bearing the likeness of HM King Charles III in due course and following consultation with Buckingham Palace. The remaining coins dated 2022 and issued until the end of the year will continue to include an effigy of the Late Queen.