Fine Silver Ultra-High Relief 3-Coin Subscription – Sculptural Art of Parliament – Mintage: 4,000 (2016)
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Fine Silver Ultra-High Relief 3-Coin Subscription – Sculptural Art of Parliament – Mintage: 4,000 (2016)

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Fine Silver Ultra-High Relief 3-Coin Subscription – Sculptural Art of Parliament – Mintage: 4,000 (2016)

$149.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
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The buildings that stand on Parliament Hill are among the most important examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the world. These historic buildings echo the architectural style of medieval Europe, but those who look beyond the pointed archways, buttresses and extensive stonework will discover an enigmatic world of uniquely Canadian images carved into wood and stone—maple leaves, Canadian fauna and flora, satirical scenes, First Nations mythology, snarling gargoyles, dinosaurs and countless fantastical characters known as grotesques.

This unprecedented series features three of the most captivating grotesques to pique the interest of art lovers, architects, historians, and collectors alike. Each coin was designed by Phillip White, a Canadian artist who has been Canada’s official Dominion Sculptor since 2006 and who has an intimate knowledge of the thousands of figures that adorn Parliament Hill. Every detail has been painstakingly reproduced, and every coin has been struck numerous times to achieve the ultra-high relief necessary to capture the depth, dimension and drama of the original sculpture—a unique art form rarely seen beyond the halls and walls of Parliament Hill!

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Special features:
  • Subscribe today* and then relax knowing you will receive all three coins (each coin $149.95)! Coins in your subscription include:
    • Coin 1: Grotesque Wild Green Man (priced at $149.95)
    • Coin 2: Grotesque Foliated Green Man (priced at $149.95)
    • Coin 3: Grotesque Horned Green Man (priced at $149.95) – expected ship date July 2016
  • Receive a FREE collector case with your first coin and proudly display all your coins!
  • ULTRA-HIGH RELIEF! This expressive image in each coin seems to emerge from each coin’s face thanks to detailed engraving in ultra-high relief.
  • EACH COIN HAS BEEN CAREFULLY CRAFTED TO REMAIN FAITHFUL TO THE ORIGINAL SCULPTING TECHNIQUES! Royal Canadian Mint engravers worked closely with the Dominion Sculptor to interpret the designs, including reviewing the tools and techniques that would have been used to carve this type of art in stone.
  • Your coins are GST/HST exempt!

First coin design, the Grotesque Wild Green Man:
Engraved in ultra-high relief, your coin was inspired by pieces from the East Block of Parliament, reinterpreted by Dominion Sculptor Phillip White. This fierce and wild-eyed figure has ancient links to pre-Christian mythology and is believed to symbolize growth and rebirth, the cycles of life. He is often depicted with dense foliage, and here, his hair, brows, moustache and beard are made of leaves—a wildly mysterious grotesque exquisitely crafted in ultra-high relief.

Packaging:
Get a free collector case with your first coin! Your coins are encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-case with a graphic beauty box.

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* Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed or your money back. Whether you are purchasing coins for your collection or unique gifts for friends and family, you can be assured that the Mint fully guarantees the superior quality and craftsmanship of its products. Shop with confidence knowing that if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can simply return it to us in its original packaging within 30 days and we will gladly offer you a replacement (subject to product availability) or send you a full refund. In the case of a defective product, we will accept the return up to one year from the date of purchase.

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Specifications

  • No.153361
  • Mintage4,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 30.75
  • Diameter (mm) 36
  • Edgeplain
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value25 dollars
  • ArtistPhillip White (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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