Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Franklin Carmichael - Mintage: 7,000 (2015)
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Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Franklin Carmichael - Mintage: 7,000 (2015)

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Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Franklin Carmichael - Mintage: 7,000 (2015)

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$199.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,000
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Canada and US only

An ideal gift for someone who enjoys iconic Canadian art. Order today!

As the youngest member of Canada's famed Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) helped to define a new "Canadian" style of landscape art in the 1920s and '30s—one that conveyed a deep love for the natural beauty of the rugged Canadian landscape. On the 125th anniversary of Franklin Carmichael's birth, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates this highly respected artist with a stunning coin set that faithfully reproduces one of the artists's famed paintings.

Born on May 4, 1890 in Orillia, Ont., Franklin Carmichael showed an affinity for art at a young age; in his teenage years, he honed his artistic skills while working as a carriage striper in his father's shop. After studying at the Ontario College of Art and the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp, Carmichael became a successful commercial artist. But his name is forever linked with the Group of Seven, who ignited a national art movement and an artistic interest in Canada's untamed landscapes.

A beautiful three-coin set, an ideal gift for someone who enjoys iconic Canadian art. Order yours today!

Special features:
•   In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945), this three-coin set features timeless works from the illustrious artist and original member of the Group of Seven painters.
•   The engraver reproduced the exact details, capturing the beauty in the artist's original painting!
•   A unique opportunity to own truly collectible pieces of art, and a piece of Canada's art history.
•   A beautiful addition to any art- or Canadiana-themed collection.
•   A timeless gift for the art appreciator in us all.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a worldwide limited mintage.

Coin designs:
The reverse features an engraved detail from one of three famous works by Canadian artist Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945). A lone pine tree is the focal point of this recreation of Carmichael's The Upper Ottawa, near Mattawa (c. 1924) oil painting, while the Ottawa River fills much of the background behind it. Another breathtaking vista can be viewed in the engraved reproduction of the watercolour Cranberry Lake (c. 1934) Gift of Mary Mastin, Toronto 1996; rolling hills that tower over the diminutive size of the village by the lake all convey the grandeur and openness of the landscape. Carmichael's Landscape (c. 1925) was created with linocut, a printmaking technique by which an image is carved in relief onto a sheet of linoleum that is inked then pressed onto paper. In the engraved detail from this print, the dark trees in the foreground contrast with the lighter ones behind them, creating layers and depth to this depiction of a mountainous landscape.

Did you know...
•   The Group of Seven initially included the following artists: Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald and Frederick Varley.
•   Membership in the Group of Seven was actually extended to 10 artists: A.J. Casson, who regarded Carmichael as a mentor, joined in 1926; Edwin Holgate of Montreal joined in 1929, as did LeMoine FitzGerald (from Winnipeg) in 1932.
•   Carmichael used watercolour as prominently as oil paint, which set his works apart from those of the other Group of Seven artists.
•   He co-founded the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) in 1925, and in 1933, Carmichael was a founding member of the Canadian Group of Painters.

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

Order your coin set today!

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Specifications

  • No.142218
  • Mintage7,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 23.17
  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value15 dollars
  • ArtistFranklin Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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