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2016 Canadian $20 Geometry in Art: Polar Bear 1 oz Fine Silver Coloured Coin

Item: #2016GEOPOLARB20D    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #148062

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2016 Canadian $20 Geometry in Art: Polar Bear 1 oz Fine Silver Coloured Coin

 

This ingenious coin design brings together a mass of polygons to create a captivating image of a mother polar bear and her cub. Known as “low poly” art in the video game industry, this geometric technique has been merged with outstanding sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques.

The result: a stunning design with exceptional relief that defines every polygon, and rich, bold colours that bring depth, dimension and a powerful sense of shadow and light to the scene.

A perfect gift for someone who enjoys a never-before-seen coin design and technique! 

 

Features

EACH POLYGON IS DISTINCT: Each polygon is made distinct from the other through extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques, while the application of bold colour adds vibrancy and alters our perception of dimension and light.
A fresh, modern take on Canada's timeless icons: The second coin in the inventive new five coin Geometry in Art series, which reinterprets familiar Canadian emblems—the polar bear, the beaver, the caribou, the loon and the maple leaf—in a low poly art style.
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNIQUES FOR A DIMENSIONAL DESIGN: Exceptional engraving, relief and the application of different finishing techniques add distinctiveness to the polygon shapes that form the stylized image, resulting in a stunning composition that showcases our exceptional level of craftsmanship and innovative artistic vision!
UNIQUE USE OF LOW POLY ART: Breathtaking use of colour: In keeping with the low poly art style, lustrous colours contribute to the perception of depth and shadows; the varying shades of blue and white also help convey the icy feel of the Arctic setting, providing yet another dynamic visual element to the design.
An unforgettable addition to any collection—especially those with a wildlife, nature or Canadiana theme, or any that include the beloved symbols that have come to represent this land and its people.
Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin is GST/HST exempt!

 

Design

The reverse design by Canadian artist Calder Moore features a stylized portrait of the “King of the Arctic” and beloved representative of Canada's North, the mighty polar bear (Ursus maritimus). Geometry, technology and art intersect as the entirety of the image is presented in a low poly art style; multiple polygon shapes come together to form a mother bear (left) and her cub (right), with each shape made distinct from the other through extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques. Together, they form a touching scene of this iconic species as a mother bear introduces her cub to Canada's Arctic waters; gracefully swimming out, the mother turns to face her young as he gingerly attempts his first few strokes. The hard edges that are characteristic of this style lend themselves beautifully to recreating the Arctic ice above and below the water's surface; yet, it is the application of rich, vibrant colours that brings a dynamic quality to the overall design, infusing it with depth and dimension through different shades of blues and whites which create a playful perception of shadow and light.

 

Packaging

2016 Canadian $20 Geometry in Art: Polar Bear 1 oz Fine Silver Coloured Coin comes encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box and Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Specifications

Face Value: $20
Mintage: 7,500
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 31.83
Diameter(mm): 40
Finish: Proof

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