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2016 Canada $20 Geometry In Art 5-coin Set in Deluxe Box (No Tax)

2016 Canada $20 Geometry In Art 5-coin Set in Deluxe Box (No Tax)
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2016 Canada $20 Geometry In Art 5-coin Set in Deluxe Box (No Tax)

Peoples' view of the world changed forever when modern art began representing objects with simple lines, shapes, patterns and dimension. Science and art were merged forever, because, at its heart, modern art is all about geometry.

This approach fuelled modern technology by providing a mathematical basis for computer-generated imagery (CGI). Polygons could be used to create incredibly lifelike objects, but when Canada's gaming industry tried to adopt the same technique, a problem emerged: realism requires far too many polygons to support the data-intensive, real-time processing that's needed during a video game.
The solution: low poly, a new visual style that delivered smooth gameplay by using fewer polygons. Today, low poly would be considered unsophisticated and crude, but in the 1990s, it was revolutionary and propelled Canada's gaming industry forward.

This breakthrough series portrays some of Canada's greatest icons using geometric shapes, and honours low poly as an art form in its own right.

Item Number: 147632
Mintage: 7500
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Finish: Proof
Weight (g): 31.83
Diameter (mm): 40
Edge: Serrated

Coins Included:
Common Loon
Polar Bear

EACH POLYGON IS DISTINCT: Each polygon in your coins is made distinct from the other through extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques, while the application of bold colour adds vibrancy and alters our perception of dimension and light.

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNIQUES FOR A DIMENSIONAL DESIGN: Exceptional engraving, relief and the application of different finishing techniques add distinctiveness to the polygon shapes that form the stylized image, resulting in stunning compositions that showcases our exceptional level of craftsmanship and innovative artistic vision!

This coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver, is GST/HST exempt, and has a limited mintage worldwide.

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