This striking enameled silver coin is the first in the Royal Canadian Mint's stunning Stained Glass series. It is a celebration of a unique heritage landmark, and the timeless beauty of Canada's most widespread form of public art.
The reverse image features a stunning colour partial reproduction of one of the stained glass windows that adorn Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, B.C. The focal point of the design is the grouping of six brightly coloured flowers; each petal has been filled by hand with blue, purple and red translucent enamel to recreate a stained glass effect. Green translucent enamel has been applied to the veined leaves. The original window's diverging brick pattern has been replicated to fill the reverse image background. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Item Number: 132481
Composition: Fine silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Maroon clamshell with protective sleeve
- The first coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's "Stained Glass" series celebrating the craftsmanship of Canadian public art.
- Most of the surface of this coin is covered in translucent glass-like enamel, making the coin shine and reflect light.
- The enamel, filling individual sections of the coin, is filled by hand to represent the stained glass panels from the window.
- With a very limited mintage of 7,500 coins and a beautiful full-colour enamelled design, this fine silver coin is sure to be sought after by collectors and gift-givers alike.