Home to some of the world’s most stunning and unique mountain ranges, Canada is bounded by mountainous regions across much of the eastern, western and northern boundaries of its landmass. Each of these regions is distinct, teeming with life and contributing to the nation’s one-of-a-kind landscapes, unique history and culture, and national economy. This stunning 99.99% pure silver coin celebrates the beauty, diversity and abundance of Canada’s rugged mountains.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Steve Hepburn features a circular collage of iconic plants, animals, landscapes and activities found in Canada’s mountainous regions. The circular design invites the viewer to rotate the coin and admire the intricate vignettes of plant and animal species, various mountain ranges, and human alpine sports and activities. Centred around a bunchberry blossom encircled by a bouquet of wildflowers, grasses, ferns and toadstools, the striking design features a fox, cougar, golden eagle, mountain goat, marmot, pica, chickadee, elk and big-horned sheep alongside mountain climbers, a snowboarder, a mountain biker, an alpine cabin, a mountain stream, and more.
A valuable gift or discerning collectible for those who love natural imagery, original artwork and the Canadian landscape.