1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Emily Carr: Totem Forest - Mintage: 6,000 (2014)
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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Emily Carr: Totem Forest - Mintage: 6,000 (2014)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Emily Carr: Totem Forest - Mintage: 6,000 (2014)

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$89.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Includes a beautiful graphic beauty box with the Totem Forest painting on the front!

Legendary Canadian artist Emily Carr was born in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1871. Despite setbacks throughout her adult life—including ongoing indifference toward her work in her home province—she was acknowledged late in life as one of Canada's most important contemporary artists. Her depictions of Pacific Northwest Coast native villages and artefacts have helped to preserve these cultures' changing ways of life, while her haunting portrayals of the landscape of that region created a new mythos of the Pacific wilderness. Carr was the first West Coast artist to approach the Northwest Coastal people and their artefacts as a serious subject of artistic study.

Totem Forest, 1930:
Carr's earliest encounters with the monumental totem poles of the Northwest Coast peoples began on her early forays along the coast of British Columbia. From these journeys, Carr produced sketches and on-the-spot watercolours that inspired or became many of the works for which she is now famous. She worked from life, and rarely from photos. Each pole in her work is one that she stood before in person, studying, absorbing, and becoming “personally acquainted” with (in her own words). It was on her well-known 1912 trip that Carr committed herself to preserving these First Nations artefacts through her work. She undertook a further painting trip in 1928, from which she produced several major totem works, including Totem Forest.

A unique opportunity to own an Emily Carr painting on a fine silver coin! A perfect gift for someone you know who loves Canadian art! Order yours today before they are all gone!

Special features:
•  The Royal Canadian Mint proudly releases a 99.99% pure silver 1-ounce coin featuring an iconic work by one of Canada's most treasured artists, Emily Carr.
•  Own an expertly engraved depiction of one of Carr's iconic paintings of the Western Canadian landscape and the totemic artefacts of that region's first peoples.
•  A very limited worldwide mintage of only 6,000 coins means that this piece is sure to be sought after by collectors.
•  A beautiful graphic beauty box with the Totem Forest painting on the front.
•  A beautiful gift or collectible for those who enjoy fine art, art history, Canadian art, or Canadian history.
•  GST/HST exempt!

Design:
The reverse image is a finely engraved detail from Emily Carr's 1930 oil painting, Totem Forest. The image features a highly detailed row of massive, intricately carved Northwest Coast totem poles. Behind the poles, which dominate the central portion of the detail, a mountain rises in sweeping brushstrokes to a darkening sky.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a custom beauty box.

Order your coin today!

Photos of Emily Carr paintings: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

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Reviews

excellent coin

4

Great way to collect and enjoy Canadian artists

Bert

Kincardine, Ont

Yes

Cute Carr Coin!

4

I bought this product for a family member who is an art lover. Showcasing great Canadian Art on a carefully crafted coin, especially from the Group of Seven's most notable member: Emily Carr, is a unique reminder of Canadian culture at it's finest! She plans to resell this coin for a profit in future years because of it's limited mintage. Bring on the bling! Cha-ching! $$$$

CoinQT

Ottawa, Canada

Yes

great coin

5

Great canadian art history coin

coin

Toronto Canada

Yes

Nice Coin

4

Purchased due to the low mintage, and my appreciation of Emily Carr's works of art. The totem detail is a little small, but quite clear. All told I am happy with my purchase.

Adam W

Markham Ontario

Yes

Evokes feeling of the power of community

4

Save to leave to children.

Water witch

Canada

Yes

Emily Carr/Totem Poles

3

use purchases to enhance own collection. Certain coins are in my estimation to small. Many issues the art work and quality of the coin are first class. 20/20 coins should be larger This particular issue (Totem Poles) somewhat disappointing hard to distinguish images over crowded and no real artwork displayed on these poles

Mikee

Ladysmith Vancouver Island, b.c.

No

Emily Carr Totem Poles

5

I have followed Emily Carr's work since I was in elementary school and was very happy to see this coin remembering Emily. Her work wasn't accepted very quickly by the art galleries at that time until she was welcomed by one of the group of seven. I would enjoy more coins of Miss Carr's work. Thank you.

Vikkitoria

Tottenham, Ontario, Canada

Yes

Emily Carr Totem

5

Very remarkable rendition of the Emily Carr Totem,great Canadiana icon

Dave

Thornhill

Yes

Stunning example of Canadian art

5

Usually, I purchase coins to use as gifts...it's a nice way to share a piece of our great country! The clarity and the details in this coin are remarkable!

Dee in BC

Vancouver, BC

Yes

Totem

4

Nice looking coin, but it should have been minted as a two ounce or even five ounce silver coin.

Pete

NJ

Yes

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Emily Carr: Totem Forest - Mintage: 6000 (2014)

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Specifications

  • No.133647
  • Mintage6,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistEmily Carr (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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