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.”
– 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.