This fourth coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s “Canoe Across Canada” series, brings us the Serene Scene design featuring an outdoorsman and his dog camping in Ontario’s Georgian Bay Islands; an original work of art by Canadian artist Greg Banning.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Greg Banning features an outdoorsman and his dog camping on a rocky island in Ontario’s Georgian Bay Islands National Park. The image centers around the camper and his simple campfire, dome tent, and canoe. As the smoke rises from the fire toward the left side of the image, the eye is drawn toward the unique landscape of this beautiful region of Ontario. The rocky, glacier-smoothed islands are dotted with grasses, lichens, mosses and the occasional wind-swept white pine tree. Each small island is reflected in the waters of the Georgian Bay which opens onto Lake Huron. The image is framed by an outer band engraved with maple leaves.
This half-ounce fine silver coin’s affordable pricing, and popular subject matter is sure to be sought after by collectors, nature lovers, and those who enjoy Canada.