The intricate elegance of a filigree garden gate offers a beautiful invitation to step into a secret world! More than a horticultural showcase, this 2 oz. fine silver coin sets itself apart by featuring a white-bronze gate on the reverse, where the ornate scrollwork adds to the enchanting, cultivated beauty that lies just beyond it.
Item Number: 161368
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 62.69
Diameter (mm): 50
Face Value: $30
Artist: Tony Bianco
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- RCM FIRST: A FILIGREE GATE! Fashioned from white bronze, the gate on the reverse is painted to give it an aged appearance, like the weathered but timeless look of a real wrought-iron gate.
- PUSHING THE LIMITS OF INTRICATE METALWORKING: Extensive research and development helped determine the right amount of metal required to create a resilient filigree design—one that won’t obscure the view of the garden behind it!
- A WORLD OF BEAUTY: The elegance of the gate paired with the spellbinding garden behind it make this a timeless piece, and a prized addition to your collection. A true must-have for gardeners, nature lovers and creative spirits alike!
Inspired by gardens across Canada, the reverse design pays tribute to nature’s beauty and the artistic endeavours of Canadian gardeners. At first glance, there’s a prevailing sense of enchantment and mystery thanks to the filigree gate that stretches across the reverse. Fashioned from white bronze and inspired by an 18th century design, the filigree garden gate by Canadian artist Margaret Best has an intricate, almost delicate appearance that belies its resilience. The coin’s large diameter (50 mm) allows a breathtaking mix of colour-over-engraved details behind the gate, as the eyes wander down the stone pathway leading to the cottage. Designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, this magical summer garden brings together some perennial garden favourites in Canada: a climbing rose, hydrangea, phlox, bee balm, salvia and rudbeckia. All are depicted in full bloom, which heightens the larger-than-life quality of this picture-perfect setting. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.