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2015 Canada $20 George-Etienne Cartier Fine Silver (TAX Exempt) 142691

2015 Canada $20 George-Etienne Cartier Fine Silver (TAX Exempt) 142691

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2015 Canada $20 George-Etienne Cartier Fine Silver (TAX Exempt) 142691

The year 2017 will mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. As we approach this momentous sesquicentennial, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching this exciting coin featuring Sir George-Etienne Cartier, one of the Fathers of Confederation.

The reverse design by Canadian artist William Lazos features a portrait of George-Etienne Cartier. Inset in the centre of the reverse within a circular engraved frame, George-Etienne Cartier is presented directly facing the viewer, gazing stoically toward the left of the image. The beautifully rendered portrait is engraved in exquisite detail, bringing life to the gaze of this powerful figure in Canadian political history. In the background behind him we see part of the facade of Province House in Charlottetown, in which the 1864 Charlottetown Conference took place. The image of this structure is inspired by nineteenth century engravings. The engraved circle framing this inner portrait is finely decorated with stylized maple leaves of varying sizes flanking its left and right sides.

Specifications:
Item Number: 142691
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 8,500
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- This proof-quality coin celebrates Sir George-Etienne Cartier, one of Canada's most important architects of Canadian Confederation.
- Featuring a striking portrait of George-Etienne Cartier, among the key Fathers of Confederation, surrounded by a beautiful corona of maple leaves, symbolically representing the nation he helped to create.
- A beautiful addition for any collector who enjoys history, historical figures, Canadian politics and political history, unique design, original art, portraiture, or Canadiana.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
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