Bursting with a dizzying array of colours, the natural world boasts an unparalleled beauty that seemingly stuns and dazzles at every turn! Human ingenuity strives to recreate this sparkle of life in art; in a celebration of natures spectrum of colours, this fine silver coin features a handcrafted, uniquely shaped niobium embellishment that artfully represents a Canadian darner dragonfly (Aeshna canadensis) basking in the sunlight. Handcrafted by jewellery artist Karen Hunter of Caledon, Ontario, a dragonfly-shaped niobium embellishment catches the eye with its blue and violet hues, which artfully mimic the dragonflys iridescent appearance in the sunlight. The reverse design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra captures the beauty of a tranquil aquatic setting on a bright summer day. The dragonflys graceful landing has set off gentle ripples in the mirror-like surface of the water, whose shine provides a beautiful backdrop for the frosted lily pad. This floating leaf is dotted with droplets of water that seem to glisten in the light, further adding to the life-like look and feel of the dragonflys serene natural environment. The first coin to feature a uniquely shaped niobium embellishment, which offers an artistic representation of an iridescent dragonfly. Two art forms come together on one stunning coin! The niobium dragonfly adds a bright splash of colour that only enhances the idyllic beauty of its engraved natural environment. Each dragonfly is handcrafted in Canada and painstakingly added onto the engraved reverse for a stunning, multi-dimensional design and a truly Canadian celebration of natures beauty! The reverse design by Emily Damstra features an outstanding amount of details that recreate the effect of sunlight hitting the elements, and are all brought to life through the use of different finishesfrom the soft ripples on the waters mirror-like surface to the glistening water droplets on the frosted lily pad! Composition: 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g): 31.39. Packaging: Maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box. Finished size: 67 mm x 67 mm. LAUNCH DATE: September 6, 2016. ADVERTISING DATE: September 6, 2016. The item “2017 Dragonfly-Nature’s Adornments Prf $20 Silver Coin 1oz. 9999 Fine(17766)OOAK” is in sale since Wednesday, June 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada