Composition : 99.99% pure silver with gold plating. Weight (g): 31.39 (one troy ounce). Certificate: serial numbered (serial numbers will vary).
Face value: 20 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists: Rebecca Yanovskaya (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). She is bold, youthful, powerful, yet peaceful - she is Borealia, who radiates strength and confidence!
The symbolic figurehead is a modern take on a classic allegory, one that represents the collective spirit of Canadians in today's world: hopeful and steady in our resolve, as we rise to meet the challenges that lie ahead. A modern take on a classic allegory, Borealia seamlessly combines symbolic elements to bridge Canada's past, present and future.
The feather, poppies, and fur cape allude to the weight of history. And as she continues a journey that started long before Confederation, Borealia remains the confident image of the people she represents, whose ideals, successes and innovative spirit continuously shape and re-define our future. A bold, modern take on a traditional allegory that bridges Canada's past and present while looking towards the future.MISS CANADA HAS COME OF AGE! Echoing the figurehead from our 2017 proof dollar, Borealia is a visual representation of Canadian ideals and values, and reflects how a nation perceives itself today.
Borealia basks in the rich gleam of gold plating, which covers this 99.99% pure silver coin's entire surface and gives it the appearance of a gold coin! ART THAT TELLS A STORY! Every engraved element imbues this design with symbolic meaning! The amount of engraved details is stunning-especially in a proof finish that brilliantly highlights the crisp impression.Given its traditional look and high visual appeal, this coin is likely to strike a chord with collectors, too - especially those seeking a powerful, inspiring design that reflects a nation's hope in 2018 for a bright, global future. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Each coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver and includes gold plating. Only 5,000 coins will be made available worldwide. For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt. Building on the classic concept of a female national personification, artist Rebecca Yanovskaya offers a modern allegory for a modern Canada. Framed by waves and maple leaves that unite land and sea, Borealia is the image of strength and confidence as she stands against the majestic backdrop of Canada's tallest peak, Mount Logan, representing Canada's soaring spirit of innovation. Like the British figurehead Britannia, Borealia is clad in traditional robes, but with unique armor that hints at Canada's journey since the colonial era. Every engraved element in this intricate design carries deeper symbolic meaning, including those that allude to the weight of history. The fur cape represents Canada's pre-Confederation past The feather pays tribute to Indigenous Peoples. The poppies of remembrance woven are into her hair. In one hand, Borealia holds the shield of the Arms of Canada; in the other, a dove of peace - a nod to Canada's historic role as peacekeepers, but also to Canadians' desire for peace. Facing forward towards the future, Borealia is strong, optimistic, and steadfast, like the people she represents - Canadian ideals and spirit continue to shape and re-define the nation's global future. With one foot reverentially set in the past, her name is an ode to one of the proposed names of Canada leading up to Confederation: Borealia. The coin includes the engraved year "2018", the word "CANADA", and the face value "20 DOLLARS" engraved on a scroll banner.
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. "Borealia" was among the many names proposed leading up to Canadian Confederation. Proof that Canadians have reason to be optimistic: In 2017, Canada topped the list of countries with the best quality of life. Beyond economic and political factors, the study assessed such factors as stability, public education and health systems, individual freedoms, and the quality of the environment to determine where citizens were most likely to live happy and healthy lives.
According to one report, they are: Canada is regularly named one of the Top 10 happiest countries in the world. The assessment is based on a number of social and economic factors such as income, social support, and healthy life expectancy. Well, Canada was also ranked the world's most reputable country in 2017! Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell protected by a black beauty box.Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. These photos were taken through the plastic cling film that protects the coins; any dust, etc. On the outside surface of the capsules doesn't affect the coins. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We place the coin at an angle, in some photos, to better depict the mirror bright finishes. However, angling the coin usually results in one side of the coin being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just "artist's conception" drawings from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative".
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