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

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)

$199.95 CAD

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Mintage: 7,000
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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Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Franklin Carmichael - Mintage: 7000 (2015)
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Great quality (4)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (4)
  • Holiday gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

Coin Art at Its Best

By The Quail

from Bloomington, IN

About Me Art Enthusiast, Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • Like A Great Etching

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Art Display
    • Gift For Adult
    • Holiday Gift
    • Special Occasion
    • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

    Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Franklin Carmichael - Mintage: 7000 (2015):

    These three coins will be used in ongoing displays along with "The Group of Seven" series and the Canadian singles and souvenir sheets that have been issued in years past. The coins provide an "etching-like" element to any display with their matte highlights and polished backgrounds without any invasive colorization techniques, which are best left to the postal stamps. A job well done!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The three Carmichael coins

    By Bobby

    from Orillia, Ontario

    About Me Gift Buying Grandfather

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Holiday Gift

      Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Franklin Carmichael - Mintage: 7000 (2015):

      I got this package of coins for my youngest granddaughter. We live in Orillia where Carmichael was born. What impressed me about the there coins was as I held them in my hands and moved the in the light, the scenes turned from night views to evening views and then to day views. They looked great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It compliments my Group of Seven 2012 Se

      By Terry

      from Ottawa, Canada

      About Me Quality Driven

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Collecting
        • Gift For Adult
        • Gift For Child
        • Holiday Gift
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Franklin Carmichael - Mintage: 7000 (2015):

        I love the Group of Seven and these three coins compliment my existing collection. They are truly a work of art. I will buy more as soon as the mint creates them.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        just love this

        By mike

        from edmonton,ab canada

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Beautiful Workmanship

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult

        Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Franklin Carmichael - Mintage: 7000 (2015):

        beautiful set in an attractive case,coudent be happier with the quality and workmanship.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good but not good enough

        By master

        from ontario

        About Me Collector

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Art In A Coin
        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • For That Price Too Many

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Franklin Carmichael - Mintage: 7000 (2015):

          Not as good as I thinking of

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice coins, Presentation fail

          By Coins-BC

          from Sechelt BC

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Franklin Carmichael - Mintage: 7000 (2015):

          While the coins are beautiful and I will keep the set (I think), I must say I am Thouroughly disappointed with the overall presentation. It all feels half-baked. I repeat, it feels like it was just thrown together. The standard clamshell is too big and the mint really missed a bet by not having a beauty box with pictures of the painting on it. It's just the standard black box. Also, unlike the Group of Seven set, the Certificate also does not have the artwork on it. I almost returned the whole thing.... now writing this review I am again considering again dumping this set.

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          • No

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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)