They are synonymous, inseparable, forever united—two icons that are deeply woven into the fabric of our nation. The inspiring words of O Canada and the familiar sight of Canada’s national flag are inextricably linked on this fine silver coin, whose text-based design was made possible by the use of micro-sized letters.
Item Number 168122
Composition 99.99 % fine silver
Weight (g)* 31.39
Diameter (mm) 38
Face Value $20
Artist Tony Bianco
Packaging Standard maroon
clamshell with black
- WHEN WORDS BECOME ART: Two of Canada’s most powerful expressions of national identity and pride become one on the reverse, where the flag illustrates the anthem and the anthem illustrates the flag.
- THE COLOURED MICRO-SIZED LYRICS to O Canada recreate the distinctive red shapes that define Canada’s flag.
- NO SMALL FEAT OF ENGINEERING: When viewed under a magnifying glass (not included), every letter is defined to ensure an impossibly clean look, all in patriotic red.
- AN OUNCE OF CANADIAN PRIDE: A timeless keepsake, this fine silver coin is a beautiful expression of patriotic pride and a love for Canada that radiates from within your collection.
Words become art on the reverse by Tony Bianco, where a luminous proof finish highlights the engraved outline of Canada’s national flag as it flaps in the breeze. Upon closer inspection, the iconic red bands and 11-point maple leaf are shaped by the English and French lyrics to O Canada; this colourful, textbased rendering was made possible by the use of coloured micro-sized letters, which ensures every letter is defined in spite of its diminutive size.