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2013 Canada $20 Group of Seven - Franz Johnston Fine Silver (No Tax)

2013 Canada $20 Group of Seven - Franz Johnston Fine Silver (No Tax)


 
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2013 Canada $20 Group of Seven - Franz Johnston Fine Silver (No Tax)

The Guardian of the Gorge by Franz Johnston

This $20 silver coin is 99.99% fine silver with a weight of 31.39 grams and a diameter of 38 millimetres.

The reverse features an adaptation of Franz Johnston's painting, The Guardian of the Gorge. The outer frame on the reverse side features the words 'CANADA' and 'FRANZ JOHNSTON' along with the date '2013' and the face value of '20 DOLLARS.' The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

In this detail of the painting, we see massive outcroppings of granite acting as guard and gateway to a vast river canyon. The figurative becomes literal as one notices the figure of a crouching man emerge from the rock and at the crest of the cliff (not seen here), the face of the elderly guardian watches over the vast chasm.

Specifications:
Item Number: 118516
Face Value: 20 dollars
Mintage: 7,000 (Shared mintage with subscription)
Composition: 99.99% fine Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- Fifth coin in a 7-coin series of coins featuring Canadian Art by the Group of Seven. The first four coins sold out quickly. Two more coins will be launched in 2013.
- Every brush stroke is recreated in a beautiful proof finish (frosted raised elements on mirror background). A true testament to the exceptional RCM craftsmanship.
- Struck in 1 ounce of 99.99% pure silver.
- Also available in this series are Toronto Street, Winter Morning by Lawren S. Harris, Stormy Weather by F.H. Varley, Fishing Village by Arthur Lismer and Houses, Cobalt by Franklin Carmichael. The remaining coins will complete the Group of Seven series; Sumacs by J.E.H. MacDonald and Saint-Tite-des-Caps by A.Y. Jackson.

Packaging:
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.

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