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2016 $20 FINE SILVER COIN LANDSCAPE ILLUSION: SALMON

$99.95

2016 $20 FINE SILVER COIN LANDSCAPE ILLUSION: SALMON

$99.95
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Product Description

This exciting new coin series brings you the fascinating art of illusion to celebrate Canada’s natural heritage with unprecedented and utterly captivating designs. Each coin features an image of a Canadian landscape, but combines natural elements in the scene to create an optical illusion of wildlife—like the salmon on this coin, the third in this series.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
SRP: $99.95
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 5,500
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Julius T. Csotonyi
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 3rd issue in this exciting five-coin series that showcases the art of illusion and brings you two images for the price of one—a stunning Canadian landscape and an optical illusion of wildlife.
  • Expertly crafted in 99.99% pure silver and beautifully enhanced with colour to perfect the optical illusion embedded within the primary design.
  • An exceptional collectible with an original theme that will appeal to anyone. Art, nature and animal lovers will adore this coin, as well as any proud Canadian who cherishes the natural heritage of this land. Puzzlemeisters, graphic designers and artists will also be impressed by the clever use of shadows, lines, shapes and light to create this coin’s eye-bending design. A must-have on so many levels!
  • Only 5,500 coins (each) worldwide—a limited work of art in its own right and highly collectible!

DESIGN
The reverse design by Canadian artist Julius T. Csotonyi features a towering waterfall beautifully crafted in colour. Water cascades down the rocky cliff, but on closer examination, a salmon emerges from the scene. It is leaping upwards to get beyond the falls in order to continue its incredible migration against the current to spawn. The salmon’s body, mouth and eye are visible in the rushing cascades while the driftwood and stone below form the shape of its tail. Above, the salmon’s left pectoral fin is found in an unwavering bush that is growing in the middle of the falls.

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