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5 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Famous Canadian Art: Emily Carr - Mintage: 1,000 (2018)

5 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Famous Canadian Art: Emily Carr - Mintage: 1,000 (2018)

$529.95 CAD
Mintage: 1,000
Canada and US only
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Add a celebrated Canadian work of art to your collection! INCLUDES A WOOD EASEL!

With every movement of the brush, Emily Carr (1871-1945) painted a legacy that is today ingrained in our collective cultural identity. She is Canada’s most famous female artist—a prolific landscape painter whose vivid, sweeping depictions of the West Coast and Indigenous themes helped shape an emerging vision of Canada through its art. This covetable collectible is an opportunity to add a celebrated Canadian work of art to your collection. Through a wondrous combination of engraving and colour, your coin is a numismatic version of Big Raven by Emily Carr, complete with engraved “brushstrokes” in a silver sky that also appears on the obverse, and a canvas effect that gives it all the look (and feel) of art painted directly on canvas.

A VERITABLE MASTERPIECE! This 5 oz. silver coin is a unique way to own an Emily Carr Big Raven image! Order today!

Special features:
  • COLLECTIBLE CANADIAN ART! A unique opportunity to own an Emily Carr image on an exquisitely crafted 5 oz. 99.99% pure silver coin.
  • A LARGE CANVAS! Your coin’s 65.25 mm diameter allows ample space for a finely detailed reproduction of a famous Canadian painting.
  • AS EXPRESSIVE AS THE ORIGINAL ART! Your coin is as colourful and expressive as the original art, but with a few technological twists—including a canvas effect that mimics the look (and feel) of a painted art canvas!
  • MIMICS BRUSHSTROKES! Your coin’s pure silver surface stands in for the luminous beams of light in the sky, featuring expertly engraved markings that mimic brushstrokes. The same effect can also be seen on the obverse, where the engraved sky forms a unique background pattern—a creative way of paying tribute to the artist’s technique!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 1,000 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone!
  • FIVE-OUNCES 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin has no GST/HST!


Your coin is based on Big Raven (1931) by Canadian artist Emily Carr. Like the original oil painting, this rendering features vivid colours and sweeping lines that are characteristic of the artist’s expressive style. Waves of overgrown vegetation surround the carved raven, while behind it, geometric-shaped columns of light descend from the sky. The coin’s silver surface stands in for the beams of light that shine down from the dark clouds above, with expertly engraved lines that replicate individual brushstrokes. A canvas effect adds an extra layer of detail that creates the appearance of art painted directly on the coin-turned-canvas. The image is bordered by the engraved words “BIG RAVEN • 1931 • GRAND CORBEAU” and “EMILY CARR”. The obverse replicates the engraved sky and simulated brushstrokes from the reverse, and features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Big Raven was inspired by a six-week sketching trip in 1912, when Carr travelled to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and made her way to Cumshewa, a village at the northern entrance to Cumshewa Inlet. There, she painted a watercolour titled Cumshewa, which was re-interpreted in a more modernist style in 1931.
  • According to Carr’s memoir published in 1941, the subject was a weather-beaten carving of a raven that sat atop one of two totem poles, which “were dark and colourless, the wood toneless from pouring rain.”
  • The painting was also featured on a Canadian postage stamp issued in 1971.
  • Carr began painting at a young age and followed her passion to California and Europe, but only gained prominence as an artist in her later years. In 1927, a successful exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada and a meeting with other prominent artists inspired Carr to experiment with a more modernist style that many Canadians associate with her work.


Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box.


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  • No.169394
  • Mintage1,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 157.6
  • Diameter (mm) 65.25
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value50 dollars
  • ArtistEmily Carr (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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