Canada’s three natural realms of land, sky, and sea mingle in a landscape of unmatched grandeur. Similarly, its people—First Nations and modern inhabitants alike—though culturally distinct—overlap within this landscape in a unique experience of shared history and nationhood. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly presents a new series of 1-ounce silver hologram coins that celebrate this interconnectedness through the stunning artwork of West Coast artist Andy Everson.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Andy Everson
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- This 1-ounce 99.99% pure silver coin is the third issue in the Royal Canadian Mint’s unique 3-coin hologram series featuring the striking artwork of celebrated Canadian artist Andy Everson.
- This series celebrates interconnections within the natural world, between Canadians and their landscape, and among Canada’s multicultural people. The third release, dedicated to the theme of “Sea”, adopts as its central motif an orca encircled by the rim of the moon and framed by the undulating shapes of the orca’s ocean home, which is inextricably linked with the moon. In keeping with the theme, each element of the design blends into the next. The coin’s hologram treatment perfectly highlights this sense of connection and transition.
- The entire reverse side of this stunning Royal Canadian Mint coin is struck as a hologram. The dynamic design uses rainbow-coloured transitional images atop duotone rays to bring motion and light to the beautifully designed reverse image.
- A K’ómoks First Nation drummer, ceremonial dancer, and artist, Andy Everson is an innovative artist whose arresting images blend traditional, modern, and even pop culture motifs.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Andy Everson presents the theme of “Sea”. Its central motif is an orca, stylized in the tradition of Everson’s K’ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw ancestors. This image is framed by a circle representing the rim of the moon. Surrounding the inner circle is a stylized depiction of gently moving water—the domain of the orca, whose tides and movement lie in thrall to the power of the moon. The entire reverse is a full-colour hologram, lending movement and light to this highly symbolic image.