2019 $20 FINE SILVER COIN MYSTICAL SNOW DAY
Who says you have to spend a snow day inside? After a wintry blast transforms the landscape into a frozen wonderland, a sense of whimsy fills the air as Canadians of all ages venture outside for fun in the snow! Many let their creative spirits soar by building a snowman; it’s a timeless way to celebrate the joys of Canada’s coldest season and its northern climate, as creatively depicted on the coin’s reverse.
Item Number: 168550
Composition: 99.99 % fine silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Steve Hepburn
Packaging: Standard maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- A playful ode to a timeless winter activity in Canada!
- The aerial perspective gives the design its sense of depth and dimension, and alters our perception of the landscape itself—especially the stylized evergreens, which have a candy-like appearance when viewed from above!
- Vibrant, cool-toned colours brighten the reverse. Shadows also contribute to this feeling of lightness—in the colour application, but also in the one-of-a-kind engraved shadow effect inscribed on the coin’s silver surface
- Whether a gift or an addition to your collection, the beautifully artistic design is a great way to relive memories of past snow days. Step into the spirit of winter fun, all year round!
On the reverse, Canadian artist Steve Hepburn presents a contemporary reinterpretation of a classic winter scene. The view from above allows for a more playful perspective, as two Canadian youth make the most of a snow day by building a snowman. Geometric shapes and the deliberate choice of colours add elements of modern design; and yet, they evoke a strong sense of nostalgia—especially in the concentric circles that form four evergreen trees, whose swirled appearances are reminiscent of lollipops! Using cool-toned colours and engraving to convey bright light and shadows, this layered design radiates with a light-hearted spirit that is also reflected in the shadow engraved on the coin’s silver surface.