|Country: Canada||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2017||Weight: 31.39 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 20 dollars||Dimensions: 45x33||Coin Accent: Coloring, Unusual Shape|
|ID: CA0189||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 5000 pcs|
Through its colorful artistry, this egg-shaped coin pays tribute to Ukrainian-Canadian culture through an art form that has become a cherished part of Canada’s vibrant multicultural heritage. Crafted from 99.99% pure silver with a low mintage set to just 5 000 pieces, this is the second egg-shaped coin by the Royal Canadian Mint – a fitting canvas for re-creating the handcrafted artistry of a Ukrainian Easter egg.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Ann C. Marash weaves together patterns and symbols that capture the artistry of a Ukrainian Easter Egg. Positioned within four triangular segments are golden blades of wheat, which convey best wishes for harvest and the soul of the clan. Beneath this overlay, the field is filled with the geometric figures that represent the sun and stars, to symbolize life, fortune and growth. These are framed by bands of waves that celebrate water as a life-sustaining element and harmony, which are in turn framed by evergreen boughs positioned along the edge, to symbolize eternal health and youth.
All are beautifully enhanced by the meticulous application of colors that each carry deeper meaning: yellow represents light and purity; red is the color of joy and folklore; green is associated with fertility, health and spring, which brings hope and renewal; and black suggests the darkest time before the dawn, and the idea of constancy and eternity.