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2020 Canadian $1 Flying Loon R&D Lab Lifted Engraving 2 oz Fine Silver Dollar Coin

Item: #2020-$1-FLYLOON-LIFTED    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #201481

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US$1,065.34

 

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2020 Canadian $1 Flying Loon R&D Lab Lifted Engraving 2 oz Fine Silver Dollar Coin

 

The latest innovation from our R&D lab raises the bar when it comes to dimensional design and allows the engraved focal point to reach new heights—literally. Introducing Lifted Engraving, a numismatic first that makes its world debut on this limited-edition prototype. The groundbreaking technology is a 3D approach to 2D coin art. It allows us to highlight a key design element by raising it above the engraved surface of the coin. To demonstrate its full potential, the never-before-seen technique has been applied to this 2020 pure silver version of the 1997 Flying Loon dollar. The loon you see lifting up from the coin’s surface is not an embellishment—it’s part of the coin. And so is the integrated hinge, which provides just the right amount of lift for our loon, and our new technology, to take flight on this prototype.

Crafted from a single 99.99% pure silver blank and using the same minting process as a standard coin. The development of a new type of die makes it possible to strike the world’s first integrated hinge directly onto the coin’s surface. After deliberately cutting into the coin, the key relief (the loon) is then separated from the rest of the design using proprietary methods that “peel” away the field. And with both ends of the hinge coming together, the key relief is now in position to come out of the coin and greet the viewer.

Add a numismatic first that makes its world debut on this limited-edition prototype to your collection today. 

 

Features

YOUR EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK! This is a rare opportunity to own a prototype coin featuring the latest groundbreaking innovation from the Royal Canadian Mint’s R&D researchers.
A WORLD FIRST! New Enhanced elevation technique allows the focal point of the design to reach new heights thanks to the world’s first integrated hinge, which raises the relief above the coin’s surface.
VERY LOW MINTAGE! Crafted from 2 oz. 99.99% pure silver, this coin is part of the initial test run of new technology, and that’s why the mintage is so low.
SPECIAL PACKAGING! Your prototype coin comes packaged in an exclusive R&D Lab wooden box with a special certificate to explain the technology.
A NEW LOOK, AN OLD FAVOURITE! This flying loon first appeared in 1997. Here, the new technology adds an extra dimension to the art by providing more lift for the loon during take-off.
A POPULAR COLLECTIBLE! Previous From the R&D Lab coins sold out quickly!
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Design

The reverse is a reproduction of the 1997 Flying Loon $1 coin design by Canadian artist Jean-Luc Grondin. Enhanced with Lifted Engraving, the loon has been smoothly cut away from its engraved lake setting and elevated above the coin’s surface with the help of an integrated hinge.

The obverse features the repeating R&D Lab logo as a tiled background behind the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

 

Packaging

2020 Canadian $1 Flying Loon R&D Lab Lifted Engraving 2 oz Fine Silver Dollar Coin comes encapsulated and presented in an exclusive R&D Lab wooden box with a special certificate to explain the technology.

 

Specifications

Face Value: $1
Mintage: 425
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 59.5
Diameter (mm): 50
Finish: antique

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