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2012 Canada $1 Artistic Two Loons Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

2012 Canada $1 Artistic Two Loons Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)
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2012 Canada $1 Artistic Two Loons Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

Celebrating 25 Years of Canada's Iconic Loonie

In 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Loonie, the iconic Canadian one-dollar coin bearing the image of this great Canadian symbol. Like its namesake, the Loonie has proven resilient, emblematic, and long-lived.

The reverse of this painted 38-millimetre fine silver 1-oz proof coin features Canadian artist Richard Hunt's Two Loons. The image, steeped in the tradition of Hunt's Kwaguilth First Nation heritage, depicts two loons facing one another in profile, beak-to-beak, each with one stylized wing raised above its diamond-patterned black-and-gray back.

The image is then mirrored beneath them, as though their 'kiss' is reflected in water. While the loons at the top of the image are white with gray detailing, those in the reflection are entirely gray, except for their red-toned eyes.

A circle of white diamond shapes against the black frame surrounding the image represent the birds' markings. The image is quartered into alternating light green and red segments behind the loons. The red colouring in the image depicts the stunning orange-red of a West Coast sunset. The soft green is complementary to the red, reinforcing the dualism of the image. No text appears on the reverse of the coin. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 118919
Face Value: 1 dollar
Mintage: 10,000
Composition: 99.99% Fine Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof

Special Features:
• A unique opportunity for collectors of Canadian coins to celebrate 25 years of one of Canada's most historically striking coins-the Loonie. Individual inspection of each coin ensures that owners will be fully satisfied with the quality of this addition to their collection.
• This artistic coin features Two Loons printed in 1995 and designed in Kwaguilth first nation style by renowned Canadian artist Richard Hunt, a member of the Order of Canada and the first Indigenous artist to be the recipient of the prestigious Order of British Columbia. The beautiful design covers the whole coin reverse, in vibrant colours painted over an engraved surface.
• Low world-wide mintage.

Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized sleeve to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Loonie.

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