The coast is an irresistible place, that unique point where land meets sea, and animals from both realms interact in ways unseen just a short distance away. This captivating new series takes you to the stunning coasts that envelope Canada on the west and the east, and across its northern extremes. Water shapes the land by smoothing rock and cutting deep crevasses, and in the same way, each coin in this series has been meticulously polished and engraved to bring you an ultra-crisp woodcut design featuring iconic elements that make each of Canada’s coasts unique, beginning with the orca, bald eagle, mountains and trees that define the Pacific Coast.
Item Number: 164832
Composition: 99.999% pure gold
Weight: 31.16 g
Diameter: 30 mm
Face Value: $200
Edge: Interrupted serrations
Artist: Cathy Boursey-Sabourin
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- First issue in the three-coin Canadian Coastal Series that will also feature the Arctic (2019) and Atlantic Coasts (2020).
- Crafted in 99.999% gold, the purest gold available anywhere in the world and a unique Canadian achievement from the Royal Canadian Mint!
- An exclusive 400 coins available worldwide! This extremely limited coin will be the coveted highlight of any collection.
- Combines ancient art and modern innovation. This coin’s design is executed in the centuries-old woodcut style that uses crisp, bold lines to illustrate each element, with multiple finishes masterfully applied to the coin’s surface to define the various tones, shadows and highlights to give the image unparalleled depth, dimension and shine.
- A brilliantly executed work of art celebrating the amazing natural heritage of Canada’s Pacific Coast. This coin will be treasured by nature and wildlife enthusiasts, hikers, boaters and surfers—anyone who has ever experienced the majestic beauty of British Columbia’s coast.
Canadian artist Cathy Boursey-Sabourin has created an original woodcut design of iconic elements that define Canada’s Pacific Coast—an orca and bald eagle, with the rainforest and mountains in the background. The orca has just surfaced to take a breath of air, its back and large dorsal fin still visible above the water. To its left, an eagle descends towards the water, its claws outstretched and ready to grab a fish just below the surface. The orca’s fin and the eagle’s wings rise upwards, echoing the towering trees and mountains behind them, and the design flows from left to right, like waves that roll in from the Pacific Ocean and crash onto Canada’s western shores.