With its handcrafted beauty, rich symbolism and colourful patterns, the pysanka egg is one of the most beloved forms of traditional Ukrainian folk art, and a unique celebration of spring! On the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates this time-honoured Easter tradition and the awe-inspiring artistry behind each masterpiece. Unique opportunity to own the FIRST-EVER egg-shaped coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Vibrant colour throughout the elaborate design re-creates the breathtaking hand crafted artistry of a Ukrainian Easter egg.
A cultural celebration of a beloved Ukrainian tradition on the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. The coins shape is itself powerfully symbolic as many cultures consider the egg to represent life and rebirth, which is often associated with spring. A deeply meaningful and visually stunning gift to celebrate Easter, spring birthdays or any special occasion. Crafted from 99.99% pure silver with a low mintage set to just 7,500 coins!
A wonderful way to add a year-round reminder of spring to your collection! The reverse design by Canadian artist Ann Morash captures the intricate beauty of a pysanka. Every element on this Ukrainian Easter egg is rich with symbolic meaning, including the individual colours: yellow stands for youth and purity; red represents the joy and passion in life; green is the colour of spring, which brings hope and renewal; and black suggests the darkest time before dawn, and the idea of eternity. When combined, these coloursand the motifs they enhanceresult in a design that is open to many interpretations, but that is nonetheless a vibrant celebration of a full and colourful life.
At the top and bottom of the egg are large flowers, which symbolize love, goodwill and the beauty of nature; these are framed by bands of waves that speak of waters life-giving properties, and the idea of eternity. Beneath the waves at the top are stylized depictions of the sun and stars, which symbolize life, fortune and growth; a re-interpretation of these also appear in the centre, where they alternate with evergreen boughs that represent eternal health and youth. LAUNCH DATE: February 2, 2016.
ADVERTISING DATE: February 2, 2016. The item "2016'Traditional Ukrainian Pysanka' Proof $20 Fine Silver Coin (17595) (OOAK)" is in sale since Friday, October 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.