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2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Contemporary Art Through the Eyes of Tim Barnard (2014)

$169.95

A Royal Canadian Mint’s exquisite new Contemporary Canadian Art coin features “Canada Through the Eyes of Tim Barnard”—an original work by renowned Canadian artist Tim Barnard.

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Canadian Contemporary Art by Tim Barnard

Design:
The reverse features an original work by renowned Canadian artist Tim Barnard entitled “Canada Through the Eyes of Tim Barnard.” This astonishing circular design includes more than 50 distinct
images symbolizing elements of Canada both broadly iconic and personal to the artist himself. At the centre sits a scene from a rugged Yukon riverbank—meaningful to Barnard for time spent there
under summer’s midnight sun. From here, the image circles out in a panoply of Canadian illustrations; images from Canadian history and portraits of historical figures; scenes from first
nations culture, art, and mythology; Canadian flora and fauna; people bundled up against winter’s chill; and much more. Beautifully rendered by Royal Canadian Mint engravers, this mesmerizing
design offers a something new for the viewer at each glance. Barnard has also cleverly hidden within the design the initials of each Canadian province and territory. The obverse features the
effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Special Features:
– A Royal Canadian Mint exciting new Canadian Contemporary Art coins featuring an original work by renowned worldwide Canadian artist Tim Barnard.
– This unique piece of art is also available on a 2 oz. gold coin!
– This astonishing circular design includes more than 50 distinct images symbolizing elements of Canada both broadly iconic and personal to the artist himself. Find something new every time you look at the coin!
– A stirring creation that is sure to be sought after by collectors and art aficionados.
– An elegant gift and a sophisticated addition to any collection featuring Canadian Contemporary art, Canadian artists, or Canadiana.

Packaging:
– Encapsulated and presented in a maroon flock-lined clamshell case
– Protected by a custom beauty box and accompanied by a serialized certificate – your proof of ownership for this coin and evidence that your coin has been individually inspected by the Royal Canadian Mint’s resident quality assurance specialists.

Finished Size: 93 mm x 93 mm

Explore Canada as you’ve never seen it before with this captivating coin that draws you in to discover more than 50 images that are Canadian icons in their own right, or reflective of the artist’s personal Canadian experiences—like time spent under the Yukon’s midnight sun, as shown within the center of this coin.

These images are reminiscent of comic book illustrations, but that’s where their similarity to comic books ends. Instead of being linear they spiral out from the center, inviting you to create your own adventure as you search for the initials of the province or territory you call home.

What else will you find? Canadian fauna and flora; First Nations culture and art; historic portraits and images; and various logos. Every time you explore this coin, you will see something new.

Item Number: 129132
Face Value: $30
Mintage: 5,000
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 62.7 (2oz)
Diameter (mm): 54
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized
Artist: Tim Barnard (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)