While we celebrate the differences that define our multicultural nation, Canadians also revel in the cultural elements we shareparticularly those that transcend time, such as the mystical tree of life. The image of a flourishing tree has held different philosophical and spiritual meanings throughout history; today, this fine silver coin celebrates it as a powerful symbol and a beautiful expression of living a fulfilled life. The reverse design by Canadian artist Steve Hepburn offers a beautifully artistic interpretation of a tree of life as a representation of the different aspects of our existence. Spreading out beneath the earth, the gold-plated roots anchor the tree and provide a solid foundation for its trunk, which represents ones identity and core beliefs. The curled branches that represent growth as an individual strike a golden contrast next to the painted leaves, which represent the fruits of our labour in life. With all of its curved branches and intertwined roots, the complexities of this engraved design necessitate the application of more intricate gold plating than ever seen before. Just above the earth is the engraved word CANADA to the left of the tree, while the face value 20 DOLLARS and the year 2018 are engraved on the right side. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. A celebration of a powerful symbolic image that is well known in many cultures across Canada, and around the world! Crafted from 99.99% fine silver, the complex engraving is enhanced by the application of colour and a beautiful gold plating that is more intricate than ever seen before! Low mintage of just 6,500 coins worldwide. A timeless addition to any collection, particularly those featuring gold plating or any spiritual/philosophical themes. A deeply meaningful gift for any loved one celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or a milestone event! Composition: 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g): 31.39. LAUNCH DATE: November 7, 2017. ADVERTISING DATE: November 7, 2017. The item “2018’Tree of Life’ Proof $20 Gold-Plated Silver Coin 1oz. 9999 Fine (18296)OOAK” is in sale since Thursday, January 31, 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