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2021 Canadian $20 Traditional Ukrainian Pysanka (Holy Cross) Egg-shaped Silver Coloured Coin

Item: #2021-$20-PYSANKA-EGG    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #180127

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2021 Canadian $20 Traditional Ukrainian Pysanka (Holy Cross) Egg-shaped Silver Coloured Coin


A collector favourite! An egg-shaped symbol of rebirth and renewal, the pysanka is both a cherished cultural expression and a centuries-old rite of spring. The meaning of each colour and symbol has evolved over time, but on this pysanka coin, layers of art are mixed with 99.99% pure silver to express good will and celebrate a season of new beginnings.



A SPRINGTIME TRADITION! Celebrate Ukrainian-Canadian culture with this pure silver pysanka coin! Crafted in 1 oz. of 99.99% pure silver, this egg-shaped coin showcases a traditional art form that is colourful and rich in symbolism.
A BEST-SELLER EVERY YEAR! This is our sixth pure silver pysanka coin and all previous ones sold out quickly. Don't miss out—order yours today!
SELECTIVE COLOUR AND SILVER! The colours of a pysanka have meaning, too. The reverse design smoothly transitions between vibrant colours and the unmistakable shine of 99.99% pure silver.
LIMITED WORLDWIDE MINTAGE: The 2021 pure silver pysanka is a limited-edition piece with a worldwide mintage of 5,000 coins.
KEEP OR SHARE: A great addition to any collection, this special keepsake also makes a great gift for spring celebrations.
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.



The reverse features an original pysanka design by Canadian artist Dave Wasylyshen. An ancient symbol of sun and fire, beginnings and endings, the cross appears in both 'T' and 'X' form to signify crossroads and the four corners of the world. Other traditional motifs include ribbons to represent eternity/harmony; diamonds, triangles and dots that represent knowledge, wisdom and stars; and ladders and waves that represent prosperity and everlasting life. The colours are also symbolic, with blue representing the sky and good health; red for passion and happiness; and yellow for purity and light.

The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Did you know?
Traditional pysanky (the plural form of "pysanka") featured a more limited colour palette—typically black, red, yellow, or white—due to the use of natural dyes that were derived from plants and minerals. Colours that were historically difficult to produce, like the blue featured on this pysanka coin, became more common with the advent of modern dyes.



2021 Canadian $20 Traditional Ukrainian Pysanka (Holy Cross) Egg-shaped Silver Coloured Coin comes encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box and Certificate of Authenticity.



Face Value: $20
Mintage: 5,000
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 31.82
Diameter (mm): 45 x 33
Finish: Proof


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