2017 $20 FINE SILVER COIN UNDER THE SEA: SEA TURTLE
Hidden beneath the waves is an underwater realm that is home to countless wonders of all shapes, colours and sizes—including the graceful sea turtle. Canada’s coastal waters play host to three species of this ancient reptile, whose iconic appearance is beautifully recreated in a uniquely shaped glass embellishment that adorns this fine silver coin.
Item Number: 156871
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Maurice Gervais
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- Third and FINAL coin following the Seahorse and the Sea Star in a series of 99.99% fine silver coins featuring unique marine species found in Canadian waters!
- Breathtaking Mosaic Murini: Each coin features a stunning murini element enclosed in a glass embellishment. Painstakingly handcrafted by Canadian glass artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay, the sculpted glass art makes each coin unique!
- Despite a delicate appearance, the glass enclosure is made from borosilicate glass, which is prized for its lightweight yet highly resilient quality.
- The artistry, craftsmanship and limited mintage make this a unique addition to your collection, or an exquisite gift for the nature-lover and art appreciator in your life!
The reverse design by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais peers into the underwater world off Canada’s coast, where colour over detailed engraving highlights the coral, ferns and rocks that lie beneath the gentle waves. On the left, a handcrafted embellishment by Canadian glass artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay contains a sea turtle-shaped Mosaic Murini element. The mosaic-based approach to this glass art technique lends itself well to recreating the turtle’s distinctive appearance, from its shell to its clawed feet and tail. Positioned to mimic the turtle’s movements through the water, the Murini piece is itself enclosed in its own glass “shell” sculpted from borosilicate glass.