This exciting new coin series brings you the fascinating art of illusion to celebrate Canada’s natural heritage with unprecedented and utterly captivating designs. Each coin features an image of the Canadian landscape, but combines natural elements in the scene to create an optical illusion of wildlife—like the monarch butterfly on this coin, the second in this series.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Julius T. Csotonyi
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- Second issue in this exciting new five-coin series that showcases the art of illusion and brings you two images for the price of one—a stunning Canadian landscape and an optical illusion of wildlife.
- Expertly crafted in 99.99% pure silver and beautifully enhanced with colour to perfect the optical illusion embedded within the primary design.
- An exceptional collectible with an original theme that will appeal to anyone. Art, nature and animal lovers will adore this coin, as well as any proud Canadian who cherishes the natural heritage of this land. Puzzlemeisters, graphic designers and artists will also be impressed by the clever use of shadows, lines, shapes and light to create this coin’s eye-bending design. A must-have on so many levels!
- Only 5,500 coins (each) worldwide—a limited work of art in its own right and highly collectible!
The reverse design by Canadian artist Julius T. Csotonyi features a springtime scene beautifully crafted in colour. A stand of flowering trees of dogwood and black plum rises above the calm waters of a lake, but on closer examination, a monarch butterfly emerges from the scene. One wing lies outstretched among the branches while the other is a reflection in the water. A northern map turtle lingers near the shore, providing the perfect shape for the butterfly’s body and eye.