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1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 5-Coin Subscription – Geometry in Art – Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 5-Coin Subscription – Geometry in Art – Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

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Mintage: 7,500
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ONE PER MONTH! Subscribe today* and then relax knowing you will receive all five coins (each coin just $99.95).

Peoples' view of the world changed forever when modern art began representing objects with simple lines, shapes, patterns and dimension. Science and art were merged forever, because, at its heart, modern art is all about geometry.

This approach fuelled modern technology by providing a mathematical basis for computer-generated imagery (CGI). Polygons could be used to create incredibly lifelike objects, but when Canada's gaming industry tried to adopt the same technique, a problem emerged: realism requires far too many polygons to support the data-intensive, real-time processing that's needed during a video game.

The solution: low poly, a new visual style that delivered smooth gameplay by using fewer polygons. Today, low poly would be considered unsophisticated and crude, but in the 1990s, it was revolutionary and propelled Canada's gaming industry forward.

This breakthrough series portrays some of Canada's greatest icons using geometric shapes, and honours low poly as an art form in its own right.

Subscribe to the Geometry in Art collection and get a free black wooden collector case with your 4th coin! Order today!

Special features:
  • ONE PER MONTH! Subscribe today* and then relax knowing you will receive all five coins (each coin just $99.95). Coins in your subscription include:
    • Common Loon (priced at $99.95)
    • Polar Bear (priced at $99.95)
    • Caribou (priced at $99.95)
    • Beaver (priced at $99.95)
    • Maple Leaf (priced at $99.95)
  • FREE COLLECTOR CASE: Subscribe to the Geometry in Art collection and get a free collector case with your 4th coin!
  • EACH POLYGON IS DISTINCT: Each polygon in your coins is made distinct from the other through extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques, while the application of bold colour adds vibrancy and alters our perception of dimension and light.
  • CUTTING-EDGE TECHNIQUES FOR A DIMENSIONAL DESIGN: Exceptional engraving, relief and the application of different finishing techniques add distinctiveness to the polygon shapes that form the stylized image, resulting in stunning compositions that showcases our exceptional level of craftsmanship and innovative artistic vision!
  • Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver, is GST/HST exempt, and has a limited mintage worldwide.

About the first coin design: The Loon
Designed by Canadian artist Calder Moore, your coin features a stylized portrait of two common loons in a pristine, natural setting that speaks of the majesty of Canada's wilderness! Geometry, technology and art intersect as the entirety of the image is presented in a low poly art style, bringing together multiple polygon shapes in this depiction of an adult loon and its offspring. In the foreground, the adult loon is a picture of grace and elegance as it calmly floats on the surface of a blue lake, surrounded by the tranquility of an evergreen forest that is rich with detail and colour. Underwater, the young loon demonstrates the species' remarkable diving abilities as it uses its webbed feet to propel it forward like a torpedo, its beak quickly closing in on the small fish that will provide it with a well-earned aquatic feast.

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*Credit card purchases only, charged when each coin is shipped. The Royal Canadian Mint reserves the right to refuse or limit orders and to limit the total amount of subscribers to this series. The Mint also reserves the right to change its prices and product offerings without notice. After purchasing your first coin, you will automatically receive the subsequent coins when they are released. Coins may not be issued in the same order as listed above. Subscription agreement may be cancelled at your request at any time with a phone call or written notice to the Royal Canadian Mint. While quantities last.

*Credit card purchases only, charged when each coin is shipped. The Royal Canadian Mint reserves the right to refuse or limit orders and to limit the total amount of subscribers to this series. The Mint also reserves the right to change its prices and product offerings without notice. After purchasing your first coin, you will automatically receive the subsequent coins when they are released. Coins may not be issued in the same order as listed above. Subscription agreement may be cancelled at your request at any time with a phone call or written notice to the Royal Canadian Mint. While quantities last.

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Specifications

  • No.147632
  • Mintage7,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.83
  • Diameter (mm) 40
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistCalder Moore (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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