Step into a world of serene beauty on the reverse of this fine silver coin, where summer blooms line the path beneath the arbour greenery. The tranquil setting is captivating in the natural light; when viewed under a black light, the tunnel of stately maple trees undergoes an instant, colourful transition that combines the best of two seasons in one radiant design!
Item Number: 166662
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Jan Poynter
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- TWO SEASONS, TWO TECHNOLOGIES. ONE DESIGN. The strategic layering of colour and black light technologies enables the engraved reverse to showcase the elegance of a formal garden in summer and fall.
- BLACK LIGHT INCLUDED: For the full effect, a black light flashlight is shipped out with each coin.
- AN HOMAGE TO EVERY GARDENER: An ever-changing arrangement of seasonal blooms and foliage requires careful planning; this is evident on the reverse, where autumn brings new colours to the blue-hued flowerbeds thanks to hostas and fallen maple leaves — an homage to a gardener’s vision and sense of design!
- A GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONS: A popular theme among collectors, this particular garden is immortalized in 99.99% fine silver with a colourful beauty that will never fade—yours to admire time and time again as part of your collection, or a special gift for someone known for their artist’s eye, their green thumb, or simply an appreciation for nature’s beauty.
Designed by Jan Poynter, the reverse features a formal garden basking in the summer sunshine. A sun-dappled pathway draws the eye deeper into the avenue of sugar maple trees (Acer saccharum), where a canopy of leaves form a partially shaded tunnel that leads to the manicured grounds, hedges and roses ahead. The path is lined with Nepeta, whose blooms add a delicate halo of blue to the base of the trees. This enchanting mix of engraving of colour conceals an additional scene, one that reveals itself under black light, when the same garden has instantly transitioned to peak autumn colours. The maple trees are now radiant columns of amber and red that have “dripped” colour onto the flowerbeds below, where leaves are scattered among hostas — a tribute to a gardener’s ability to combine the best of each season in one idyllic space. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.