Paddling a canoe along a tree-lined shore in the heart of the wilderness: it’s an iconic Canadian moment that captures Canada’s unique history and Canadians’ connection to their vast land. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates the Canadian experience with its exciting new “Canoe Across Canada” series.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Greg Banning features an outdoorsman, accompanied by his dog, paddling the tumultuous waters of Quebec’s Saint-Jean River toward the mouth of the Saint Lawrence. The image is dominated by the rugged splendor of the untamed Saint-Jean. Dwarfed by tall stone cliffs and a powerful, fast-flowing river that snakes its way across the scene, the outdoorsman paddles his canoe while his dog stands alert at the bow. In the background, fast-flowing rapids and dense forest are captured in beautiful detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers. 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.