9999 Fine Introducing Lifted Engraving, a numismatic first that makes its world debut on this limited-edition prototype. The groundbreaking technology is a 3D approach to 2D coin art.It allows us to highlight a key design element by raising it above the engraved surface of the coin. To demonstrate its full potential, the never-before-seen technique has been applied to this 2020 pure silver version of the 1997 Flying Loon dollar. The loon you see lifting up from the coins surface is not an embellishmentits part of the coin. And so is the integrated hinge, which provides just the right amount of lift for our loon, and our new technology, to take flight on this prototype. Special features: YOUR EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK! This is a rare opportunity to own a prototype coin featuring the latest groundbreaking innovation from the Royal Canadian Mints R&D researchers. Our new Enhanced elevation technique allows the focal point of the design to reach new heights thanks to the worlds first integrated hinge, which raises the relief above the coins surface. 99.99% pure silver, this coin is part of the initial test run for our new technology, and thats why the mintage is so low. Your prototypecoin comes packaged in an exclusive R&D Lab wooden box with a special certificate to explain the technology. A NEW LOOK, AN OLD FAVOURITE! This flying loon first appeared in 1997.
Here, the new technology adds an extra dimension to the art by providing more lift for the loon during take-off. Enhanced with Lifted Engraving, the loon has been smoothly cut away from its engraved lake setting and elevated above the coins surface with the help of an integrated hinge. The obverse features the repeating R&D Lab logo as a tiled background behind the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Its exciting to collaborate with the R&D team on a new technology. The way the design or specifications can change throughout the process is really interesting because there are some unique challenges that you dont encounter with standard coins.
Not being technical by training, I find it fascinating to see what our engineers can do. Josh Bednar, Product Manager, Royal Canadian Mint The idea for this technology came about when we were exploring the fundamental assumptions we often take for granted about coins. In the past, we have asked questions like, Why do coins have to be flat, ? Which resulted in an undulated flag coin; or Why do coins have to be round?Which led to a maple leaf and even a Canada-shaped coin. For this product, we were curious enough to ask, Do coins need to be planar?
We were excited to discover that they do not need to be planar. It is possible to highlight a coins main feature and physically raise it above the surface.In the background, a beautifully engraved lotus pattern fills the reverse in a modern take on the blooms that traditionally symbolize purity of the heart and mind. A majestic, mid-relief dragon is brought to life through intricate engraving that recreates it in extraordinary detail; its presence also carries a strong meaning, as the dragon is a time-honoured symbol of power, strength and good luck in Asian mythology. Above it, a traditional circular motif bears a Swarovski crystal embellishment that represents opal, the birthstone for October, which is said to bring faithfulness and confidence to those born in the month. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. SPECIAL FEATURES: - Each superb coin in the 12-coin series is embedded with a genuine, gem-toned Swarovski crystal embellishment that replicates the colours of the months birthstone. The engraved elements are beautifully rendered in fine detail to create a collectible piece of art that holds a timeless appeal. Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, with a limited mintage worldwide. A gorgeous keepsake that celebrates a persons individuality. A deeply meaningful gift for a birthday, wedding, anniversary, birth or any occasion to let someone know that they are treasured.
Introducing Lifted Engraving, a numismatic first that makes its world debut on this limited-edition prototype. Josh Bednar, Product Manager, Royal Canadian Mint. The idea for this technology came about when we were exploring the fundamental assumptions we often take for granted about coins. Eng, Product Engineer, Research &Development. Composition: 99.99% pure silver.
Obverse Design Artist: Susanna Blunt. Reverse Design Artist: Jean Luc Grondin. Angola, Bolivia, Burma, Brazil, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, North Korea, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela. Any location that would be in violation of any U. Economic or trade sanctions including OFAC Restricted Countries.Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva's. The item "Canada 2020'From the R&D Lab Flying Loon' Proof $1 Silver Coin. 9999 Fine" is in sale since Saturday, August 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "java735" and is located in Burnaby, BC. This item can be shipped worldwide.