A crystal-encrusted drusy stone of brightest green recalls the glorious forest canopy at the height of summer. This is the Royal Canadian Mint’s second coin featuring a semi-precious drusy stone embellishment and exquisite Art Nouveau-inspired engraving.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Tony Bianco
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- Our 2016 $20 fine silver coin featuring a drusy stone maple leaf was the first of its kind in the world. Now, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly releases its sister collectible: a 99.99% pure silver coin featuring a leaf-green crystal-encrusted drusy stone along with rich textural engraving.
- The stone leaf emerges from a cluster of engraved birch leaves and catkins. These are set within a striking Art Nouveau-inspired frame of curling wood and stylized leaf forms captured in painstaking detail with expert engraving and finishing.
- Low mintage of only 5,500 means that this coin is sure to be sought after by collectors.
- A unique addition to your Canadiana, nature-themed, or embellished coin collection.
This $20 coin is 99.99% pure silver, with a diameter of 38 millimetres and a metal weight of 31.39 grams. The reverse design by Canadian artist Tony Bianco features a cluster of birch leaves that includes a green drusy stone leaf embellishment. The sparkling drusy leaf emerges from the engraved silver cluster, seeming to burst out of the image alongside a clutch of catkins. The image is encircled by an ornate Art Nouveau-style frame of curled branches and stylized foliate shapes. Variations in finishing work with intricate engraving to give the design depth and texture. The reverse is engraved with the face value of “20 DOLLARS” and the date “2017”. The obverse features “CANADA” and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.