This 2014 $25 fine silver coin combines art and technology to capture the magic of a traditional Christmas ornament. Produced in ultra high relief, the quadruple-struck design features a stylized circular ornament centered around a deeply indented star with 8 points. The engraved star is flanked by petal-like rings coloured with a bright festive red, green, and blue that circle outward to the edge of the coin.
This is the very first coloured coin from the Royal Canadian Mint to be struck in ultra-high relief, produced using a quadruple striking process. It also utilizes an advanced "sheer effect" colourization technique, an effect that makes the vibrant colours glimmer under the light. The ultra-high-relief striking process lends extra depth to the star in the centre of the coin, which spectacularly emulates a traditional indented glass ornament.
The high-polished rim of the coin bears the word "CANADA", the face value of "25 DOLLARS" and the date "2014". The coin weighs about one ounce of pure silver, and has a limited mintage of just 6,000 pieces. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.