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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)

 
$89.95 CAD
6000
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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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Emily Carr: Totem Forest - Mintage: 6000 (2014)
 
4.4

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (28)

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    (18)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (35)
  • Unique (35)
  • Great quality (29)
  • Good value (25)
  • One of A kind (25)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Too small (5)

Best Uses

  • Gift (21)
  • Special occasion (10)
  • Gift for child (9)
  • Holiday gift (8)
  • Wedding gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (34), Budget shopper (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39), Yes (10)

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4.0

Cute Carr Coin!

By CoinQT

from Ottawa, Canada

About Me Looking To Resell, Quality Driven

Pros

  • Great Canadian Art
  • Group Of Seven
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Art On Coin Is Small
  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Plan To Resell

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

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! $$$$

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

great coin

By coin

from Toronto Canada

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • One Of A Kind

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Special Occasion
    • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

    Great canadian art history coin

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice Coin

    By Adam W

    from Markham Ontario

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Picture Detail Is Small

    Best Uses

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

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Evokes feeling of the power of community

      By Water witch

      from Canada

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Enduring Value
      • Excellent Depiction
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Retains Value

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

      Save to leave to children.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Emily Carr/Totem Poles

      By Mikee

      from Ladysmith Vancouver Island, b.c.

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Pros

      • Great Quality

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Too Small

      Best Uses

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

        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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Emily Carr Totem Poles

        By Vikkitoria

        from Tottenham, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value
        • Great Quality
        • One Of A Kind
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult

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

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Emily Carr Totem

          By Dave

          from Thornhill

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Special Occasion

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

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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Stunning example of Canadian art

            By Dee in BC

            from Vancouver, BC

            About Me Appreciate Details, Appreciates Details, Quality Driven, Value Concious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality
            • Hold Value
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Gift For Child
              • Holiday Gift
              • Personal Collection
              • Special Occasion

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

              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!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Totem

              By Pete

              from NJ

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

              • Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Holiday Gift

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

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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              little gem

              By Canadian

              from Montreal, QC. Canada

              About Me Quality Driven, Quality Value

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • Great Quality
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Gift For Child
                • Holiday Gift
                • Special Occasion
                • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

                A lovely coin, good quality, do keep up the good work!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                • No.133647
                • Mintage6000
                • Composition99.99% pure silver
                • Finishproof
                • Weight (g) 31.39
                • Diameter (mm) 38
                • Edgeserrated
                • Certificateserialized
                • Face value20 dollars
                • ArtistEmily Carr (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)