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In 1887 at the age of 14, James Edward Hervey MacDonald emigrated from Durham, England to Hamilton, Ontario. The son of a Canadian cabinetmaker and an English mother, MacDonald studied art in Hamilton and Toronto. He began a career in commercial design in 1895, only to abandon it in the second decade of the 1900s when he was encouraged by mentor Lawren Harris to paint full-time. One of MacDonald’s great friends was the painter Tom Thomson—and the two artists had an enormous influence on each other.
The first four coins of this series sold out quickly—so order yours now!
• Your coin is a superbly crafted engraved adaptation of J.E.H. MacDonald’s famous work, Sumacs.
• Sixth of a seven-coin series featuring Canadian art by the Group of Seven.
• Struck in 1 oz of 99.99% pure silver–GST/HST exempt.
• Low mintage of 7,000. Previous coins in series have sold out quickly!
Your coin is an engraved recreation of J.E.H. MacDonald’s famous work, Sumacs (1915). Sumacs was one of several decorative panels that the Group of Seven was commissioned to paint in the Georgian Bay cottage of Toronto opthamologist and art patron, Dr. James MacCallum. Your coin exquisitely illustrates the robust texture of MacDonald’s original work, which used intense pigmentation to evoke the ruddy autumnal haze of sumacs in the fall. The image is framed with a polished band featuring the words “CANADA” and “J.E.H. MacDONALD,” the date “2013” and the face value of “20 DOLLARS.”
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.
A must-have for collectors of fine silver, as well as Group of Seven enthusiasts and fans of Canadian art.
Order your coin today!