2014 $20 FINE SILVER COIN - AUTUMN FALLS
From sea to sea, Canada in autumn is blanketed with a stunning quilt of brightly coloured foliage. Own this ephemeral moment year-round with a beautifully coloured fine silver coin—the second in the Royal Canadian Mint’s series of coloured and engraved silver coins celebrating autumn.
Item Number: 132488
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Tony Bianco
Packaging:Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
- A true work of art that combines exceptional design, skilled engraving, and world-class colour application, the reverse image melds paint and silver in a scene of singular beauty.
- Features an original work of art by renowned Canadian landscape and nature artist Tony Bianco.
- Using advanced engraving techniques, the silver is artistically integrated into the composition, bringing the image’s engraved trees and water to life against a gorgeous coloured backdrop of oranges, yellows, greys, and greens.
- The first coin in this series sold out quickly.
- A limited mintage of only 7,500 coins means that this lovely piece is sure to be sought after by collectors.
- An elegant gift to celebrate an autumn birthday, a special moment, or for the lovers of art and nature in your life.
- A distinctive addition to any collection featuring painting, original artwork, the Canadian landscape, Canadian traditions, or Canadiana.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Tony Bianco features a striking autumn scene in a Canadian forest. In the foreground, clusters of golden-orange sugar maple leaves frame the right and left sides of the composition. In the background, a fast-rushing tiered waterfall—engraved directly into the silver—cascades down a sloping grey rock face carpeted in green moss and fallen maple leaves. The waterfall leads to an engraved silver brook rushing over a rock-strewn riverbed. At the top of the rock face, the tall tree trunks of a deciduous forest are lent mystical beauty through engraving that evokes the sun’s rays falling through a forest still densely canopied in early autumn. The design uses a combination of paint, the silver coin surface, and engraving to create a homogenous and painterly image.