$175 Fine Silver Coin – From the R&D Lab: Birds in Shadow Box

$175 Fine Silver Coin – F...

$2,442.29 USD
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$175 Fine Silver Coin – From the R&D Lab: Birds in Shadow Box

Silver 2022 Mintage 252
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$175 Fine Silver Coin – From the R&D Lab: Birds in Shadow Box

Silver 2022 Mintage 252
$2,442.29 USD
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Features

Outstanding depth and detail
Exclusive packaging

Specifications

Product Number 205870
Mintage 252
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Weight 711 g
Diameter 102 mm
Edge Serrated
Face Value $175
Finish Proof
Packaging Wood case with black beauty box
Artist Neil Hamelin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Design & Artist

Reverse
Obverse

Yiyi Yang, Ph.D, P.Eng, Research Engineer, Research & Development

The concept of a multilayered coin was first realized in our Multilayered Polar Bear coin, when we created a bi-layered coin with engraving on the inside surface; this time, we took the technology a step further by using a much larger canvas and additional layers and multiple dimensions of engraving details and features. Each layer is distinctly separate, floating above and casting shadows on the next; together, these produce a shadow box effect that emphasizes the different depths of the design elements. In addition to the design complexity, a key engineering challenge was to create enough depth inside the coin to accommodate these extra layers and spacing, without increasing the overall thickness. We were able to achieve this by building upon the knowledge we had gained from developing multiple high-relief and 3D coins.

Yiyi Yang, Ph.D, P.Eng, Research Engineer, Research & Development

Eric Boyer, 3D Artist and Engraver

This required a lot more effort than a typical coin of this size, and there was no room for error when producing the master tooling that ensured all four pieces would come together with complete precision. It was an exciting new canvas to sculpt on, and through this innovative approach, we were able to produce a piece with profound depth, one that really engages the viewer’s eye and invites them to explore all the layers of detail within the tree canopy.

Eric Boyer, 3D Artist and Engraver

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