After each rainfall, the young and young-at-heart search the skies, eager to identify the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet hues of a beautiful rainbow. The Royal Canadian Mint continues its celebration of weather phenomena across Canada with this fine silver coin that captures the awe-inspiring appearance of this colourful marvel.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Tony Bianco
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- Crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a limited mintage of 8,000, this engraved coloured coin recreates the multi-coloured hues of a beautiful rainbow!
- Detailed engraving and selective colour bring to life this natural phenomenon as it descends from the dark sky to the engraved farmland below.
- RCM first! The artful combination of diffused technology and vivid paint recreates the bright colours of the rainbow while allowing the engraved background to faintly show through—just as it would appear outdoors before your very eyes!
- Combination of innovative technology and artistry makes this a stunning addition to any nature-, landscape- or Canadiana-themed collection.
- A valued gift for any art appreciator, nature lover, weather-watcher, or anyone who delights in the uplifting beauty of a rainbow.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Tony Bianco combines detailed engraving, innovative colour technology and various finishing techniques to showcase a brilliantly coloured rainbow on a stormy day. Against the rolling hills in the background, a farmhouse and barn sit atop a gentle slope where a road leads to two round bales in the foreground. The eye is naturally drawn to the multi-coloured arc that descends from the dark storm clouds above; here, the skilful combination of diffused technology and vivid paint adds a subtle transparency quality to the rainbow’s radiant colours, and a faint glow above it, as the rain tapers off. There’s a hopeful clearing above this rural landscape, with the appearance of blue sky in the break between the clouds behind the rainbow.