Imagine coming upon a setting so inspiring, it leaves you yearning to preserve the splendour of that particular moment in time, when nature serves as both muse and studio—this is the essence of painting en plein air. On the reverse of this 1 oz. fine silver coin, the springtime beauty of a Canada 150 tulip marks the start of a three-coin series that takes a more textural approach to celebrating nature’s beauty, by re-creating the experience of capturing an idyllic moment on canvas.
Item Number: 160935
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.85
Diameter (mm): 60
Face Value: $20
Artist: Elizabeth Sim
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: As you hold this coin, YOU become the artist—take a moment to re-visit memories or simply admire the artistic beauty of the canvas interpretation on the reverse!
- NEW! TWO COLOUR TECHNOLOGIES MAKE THEIR DEBUT: Masterfully combined for a true-to-life viewing experience, the reverse utilizes TEXTURIZED COLOUR to raise some of the elements (like the easel-mounted canvas) and provide a sense of depth to the design, while CANVAS EFFECT adds life-like texture to the painting!
- A TIMELY AND COLOURFUL CELEBRATION! The white-and-red Canada 150 tulip is a richly symbolic celebration of spring; of a milestone year for Canada; of an enduring tradition, and the long-standing friendship between Canada and the Netherlands!
- OUR THINNEST COINS! Crafted from 1 oz. of 99.99% pure silver, these extra-thin coins have an extra-large diameter (60 mm)—perfect for an immersive design that covers the entire reverse, from edge to edge!
- With a mintage of 5,500, don’t let this moment pass you by—subscribe today to guarantee you’ll receive all three coins for a complete set!
On the coin’s reverse, Canadian artist Elizabeth Sim has created an immersive viewing experience by blurring the line between reality and perception. Stretching across the entire reverse, the borderless background image offers a photo-realistic close-up of a flowerbed—specifically one that showcases several Canada 150 tulips in full bloom. In contrast, the easel-mounted canvas in the foreground is positioned in a way that suggests the viewer is in fact the artist, as the eye naturally lingers on the finished painting of the white and red-flamed tulip. This simulation of a plein air painting experience is further enhanced by the integration of two advanced technologies: Texturized Colour, which gives the design its sense of depth and dimension by subtly raising the easel and canvas; and Canvas Effect, which artfully adds a touch of realism by mimicking the surface textures of a finished painting—including the artist’s brushstrokes.