SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND

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  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
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  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
  • SALE - 2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN AND BRONZE MEDALLION SET  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
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Description

In the wake of the First World War, and the Halifax Explosion that left hundreds blind or partially sighted, seven visionaries saw beyond the tragedy and held fast to their ideal that those injured could lead productive lives, nurture their talents, and ultimately fulfill their dreams.

As the Mint’s first coin designed by a visually impaired artist, and the first to feature braille, this keepsake is testament to the power of the CNIB’s vision. It’s a beautiful work of art that celebrates the strength and resilience of everyday individuals who inspire us all.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Includes a bronze medallion to deliver a tactile experience of touching braille to read “CNIB 1918- 2018 INCA” on the obverse.
  • Very low mintage of 3,000 elevates this coin’s exclusivity and collectability.
  • Selective colour, various finishes and textures beautifully enhance the layering of two images within the coin design, while simultaneously creating distinct details and features to differentiate the eye from the mountain scene. 
  • A coin rich in symbolism punctuated with braille. Green is the most restful colour to the eye, and in this design represents growth, harmony and safety. 
  • A unique collectible to commemorating a distinctly Canadian institution—a source of national pride with a 100-year legacy and an enduring vision for the future. 
  • A heartwarming keepsake to honour teachers, counsellors and caregivers who serve the needs of the blind, or to celebrate the strength and resilience of everyday individuals.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

SRP

$219.95

Item Number

166696

UPC

6-23932-09091-0

Mintage

3,000

Artist

Meghan Sims

Packaging

Black clamshell with black beauty box

Finished Size

113mm X 225mm

 

DESIGN

Canadian artist Meghan Sims has created an intriguing design featuring an abstract eye superimposed over a mountain scene representing the institution that CNIB has built during its first century, with “100” in braille. The passage of time is conveyed by the sun and moon at the centre, where selective green colour transforms the sun into an iris, with the moon as its pupil. Variations in colour, detail and texture symbolize the range of conditions and abilities experienced with sight loss. The curved horizon doubles as an eyelid, its lashes standing as trees in honour of the seven founders of the CNIB; the jack pine embodying the strength and resilience of people living with sight loss.

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