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2012 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Farewell to the Penny


With a stunning design that pays tribute to the penny, a coin that will never be struck again, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate it.

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Farewell to the Penny

This latest $20 Silver Coin homage to the Canadian one-cent coin. The iconic maple leaf twig design created by G.E. Kruger-Gray that has appeared on all one-cent coins since 1937 (with the exception of a special Centennial one-cent coin released in 1967) takes center stage on our $20 for $20, but with the added twist of a watery setting.

Artist Jesse Koreck explains his inspiration: “The sign of leaves gently landing on the water reveals the end of a season and the beginning of something new. The one-cent coin and its iconic design that has so long been a familiar symbol to Canadians, is being retired, but not forgotten. We’ve collected them in our piggy banks when we were young, saved them for a rainy day, and exchanged and shared them between each other throughout our lives.”

Special Features
– This Farewell to the Penny coin is the fifth coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s highly successful series of fine silver (99.99% pure) 20-Dollar coins. The four previous coins sold out rapidly.

– Pays tributee to the Canadian one-cent coin.

– An excellent and affordable collectible for those who love Canadian iconic symbols.

Each coin is encapsulated, inserted in a clear vinyl pouch which will be presented in a certificate booklet.

Item Number: 118938
Face Value: $20
Mintage: 250,000
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 7.96 (1/4oz)
Diameter (mm): 27
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Specimen
Certificate: Not Serialized
Artist: Jesse Koreck (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)