It’s the dream of thousands of Canadian children; to twirl gracefully across the ice as the world watches in awe. In Canada, where indoor rinks are available year-round and outdoor skating is a favourite winter activity, this dream is especially vivid. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates this special moment with a beautifully painted and engraved fine silver coin featuring an original painting by Canadian artist Douglas R. Laird.
Item Number: 132489
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Douglas Laird
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- This coloured and engraved 99.99% fine silver coin is based on an original painting by popular Canadian artist Douglas R. Laird.
- A limited mintage of 7,000 coins and original full-colour artwork means that this coin is sure to be popular among collectors.
- Celebrate the beauty of the Canadian winter and special moments in the lives of Canadians. Makes a thoughtful gift for the young skater in your life or to celebrate the holidays or a special occasion.
- A tasteful addition to any collection featuring original art, winter scenery, coloured coins, or Canadiana.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Douglas R. Laird features a full-colour painted and engraved scene of a family skating on a frozen pond. Based on an original painting by Laird, the design centres on a mother, father, son, and daughter attired in outdoor clothing, laced into their skates, and accompanied by two dogs. Standing on a frozen pond with a tree-lined residential area and bridge visible in the background, the mother, father, and boy watch the young girl raise her arms like a graceful figure skater. The young boy holds his hockey stick as he watches his sister. Large snowflakes fall gently around the family.