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2015 Canada $15 Franklin Carmichael Fine Silver 3-coin Set (No Tax)

2015 Canada $15 Franklin Carmichael Fine Silver 3-coin Set (No Tax)

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2015 Canada $15 Franklin Carmichael Fine Silver 3-coin Set (No Tax)

As the youngest member of Canada's famed Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) helped to define a new "Canadian" style of landscape art in the 1920s and '30s - one that conveyed a deep love for the natural beauty of the rugged Canadian landscape. On the 125th anniversary of Franklin Carmichael's birth, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates this highly respected artist with a stunning coin that faithfully one of the artists's famed paintings.

This three-coin set is 99.99% pure silver, each with a metal weight of 23.17 grams and a diameter of 36.07 millimetres. The reverse features an engraved detail from one of three famous works by Canadian artist Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945). A lone pine tree is the focal point of this recreation of Carmichael's The Upper Ottawa, near Mattawa (c. 1924) oil painting, while the Ottawa River fills much of the background behind it. Another breathtaking vista can be viewed in the engraved reproduction of the watercolour Cranberry Lake (c. 1934) Gift of Mary Mastin, Toronto 1996; rolling hills that tower over the diminutive size of the village by the lake all convey the grandeur and openness of the landscape. Carmichael's Landscape (c. 1925) - was created with linocut; a printmaking technique by which an image is carved in relief onto a sheet of linoleum that is inked then pressed onto paper. In the engraved detail from this print, the dark trees in the foreground contrast with the lighter ones behind them, creating layers and depth to this depiction of a mountainous landscape.

Specifications:
Item Number: 142218
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 7,000
Weight (g): 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Face Value: $15
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945), this three-coin set features timeless works from the illustrious artist and original member of the Group of Seven painters.
- The engraver reproduced the exact details, capturing the beauty in the artist's original painting!
- A unique opportunity to own truly collectible pieces of art, and a piece of Canada's art history.
- A beautiful addition to any art- or Canadiana-themed collection.
- A timeless gift for the art appreciator in us all.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box.
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