Reverse gold plating on 5 oz. Nature is a web of intricate connections. In her first coin design with the Mint, Canadian artist Caitlin Lindstrom-Milne has created a captivating double image to demonstrate how the grizzly bear contributes to this harmony. An upper body portrait showcases the grizzlys formidable power. But look closely at its silhouette to see the unseen. Subtle engraving and unprecedented finesse reveal the bears inner nature, and the profound relationship it shares with its prey and the land. Add this stunning 5 oz. Pure silver coin to your collection today! Special features: AN EXCITING NEW CANVAS FOR CANADIAN ARTIST CAITLIN LINDSTROM-MILNE! Her realistic style features unexpected compositions that often incorporate opposite elements to balance the main subject or reveal a deeper meaning. This is Lindstrom-Milnes first coin with the Mint. She balanced the coastal grizzly bears power with Canada violets. These delicate flowers grow in the bears habitat. They also embody the gentler side of a female grizzly as she nurtures her cubs. A MASTERPIECE OF ENGRAVING! Your coins innovative double imagery pushes the envelope of engraving as the sculptor carves a landscape within the bears silhouette. The landscape is a projection of the animals inner nature. It is not a tangible element within the scene, yet must be immediately recognized as part of the grizzly bear living in a coastal area, like its imposing muzzle and thick fur. Your coin (and the series) features 5-oz. Pure silver coins enhanced with reverse gold plating, which delivers the shimmering luxury of gold. Its an upscale feature that heightens the prestige of your work of art. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Limited to 750 coins worldwide. Your coin is crafted from five ounces 99.99percent pure silver and includes reverse gold plating. Design: Designed by Canadian artist Caitlin Lindstrom-Milne, your coin features an upper-body portrait of a grizzly bear against a gold-plated background of Canada violets within a series of squares. A sockeye salmon swerves in front of the bears muzzle that is wide open in an attempt to catch the fish. A waterfall with distant mountains is engraved within the bears silhouette. Rocks protrude from the water and line the riverbank where evergreens grow. CANADA 2019 50 DOLLARS appears in the lower left quadrant of the design. Its engraving echoes the curved shape of a swimming salmon. On the obverse, the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt with ELIZABETH II D. REGINA engraved along the outer edge of the coin. The grizzly bear is fierce. It dominates the landscape. I wanted to balance all that power with a delicate flower that grows where the grizzly catches salmon. It was an interesting challenge to communicate this duality within the round shape of a coin. Caitlin Lindstrom-Milne, Artist Did you know Canadian artist Caitlin Lindstrom-Milne also designs custom tattoos. To do so, she must create designs that will display well on different parts of the human body. This has influenced her flair for unusual and surprising compositions. Engraver Steven Stewart faced an unprecedented task as he interpreted the artists 2D design as a 3D sculpture. The challenge: how to convey the landscape as a projection. It is the bears inner nature, and is intangible and translucent. Stewarts skill and his creative use of frostings produced impressive resultsincluding an illusory salmon above the water. The item “2019’Grizzly Bear-My Inner Nature’ Gold-Plated Prf $50 Fine Silver Coin(18700)” is in sale since Monday, September 9, 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