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2015 Canada $20 UNESCO: Mount Fuji & The Canadian Rockies (TAX Exempt)

2015 Canada $20 UNESCO: Mount Fuji & The Canadian Rockies (TAX Exempt)

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2015 Canada $20 UNESCO at Home & Abroad: Mount Fuji & The Canadian Rockies Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

This exciting new coin series by the Royal Canadian Mint pairs some of Canada's most stunning World Heritage properties with other properties around the world to illustrate how two sites of global importance share similarities while being so different.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant features mirror-image landscapes of the Rocky Mountains and Mount Fuji. The one half of the design presents a well-known scene of Jasper National Park's Spirit Island, located on stunning Maligne Lake. The jagged, unmistakeable peaks of the Rockies rise into the distant background, following the lake's rocky, spruce-lined water line. Opposite this image and mirroring its composition on the other half of the reverse is a landscape portrait of snow-capped Mount Fuji, as it is often depicted in art and photography. In the foreground, graphically reflecting an island of spruce in the Rocky Mountain scene, a Japanese Black Pine rises skyward. The two scenes are bisected by a horizontal band bearing the mirrored bilingual phrases ""ROCKY MOUNTAINS - MONTAGNES ROCHEUSES" and "MOUNT FUJI - MONT FUJI." The design also incorporates the Japanese text for "Rocky Mountains" and "Mount Fuji."

Specifications:
Item Number: 142315
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 7,500
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- The first coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new series of coins featuring two complementary World Heritage Sites-one Canadian and one non-Canadian.
- Bringing to life the stunning beauty of the Canadian Rockies alongside the world-renowned majesty of Japan's Mount Fuji, this coin is not only a reminder of the profound importance of protecting these sites but a unique work of art and design.
- A very limited mintage of only 2,000 coins means that this first series issue is sure to be sought after by collectors.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
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