The diversity of life found in the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans has a profound influence on land—as exemplified by the Pacific salmon featured on this second coin in the From Sea to Sea to Sea series. This species is famous for an epic migration that is nothing short of awe-inspiring, while its economic, cultural and ecological impact have cemented the salmon’s reputation as a true icon of Canada’s Pacific coast.
- Second in a three-coin series that celebrates the diversity of marine life found along Canada’s Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific coasts.
- Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, the reverse design presents a snapshot of life above and below the water, to celebrate the species and its marine habitat.
- The artful use of selective gold plating shines the spotlight on the two engraved salmon featured on the reverse, yet allows for the beauty of the highly detailed background to stand out on its own.
- Whether it’s the latest addition to your collection, or a thoughtful gift for the art appreciator or nature-lover in your life, this coin is a standout collectible that will be treasured for years to come.
Item Number: 155336
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Tony Bianco
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
Designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, the reverse image travels to the coastal waters of British Columbia to offer a glimpse of marine life in the Pacific Ocean. The engraved word “CANADA” hangs in the air over the breaking swell waves, which add a sense of motion to the design as they sweep over the increasingly shallow water. Transitioning to the underwater realm, an exceptional amount of detail brings the rock-lined sea floor to life; one can easily imagine the soft swaying motion of the plants as each wave moves overtop in quick succession. Nonetheless, the focus of the design remains the two chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) as they feast on small fish; the use of selective gold plating highlights the intricacy of the engraved design, which recreates the textured appearance of the salmon’s scales and fins to provide a more life-like portrait of this iconic species.