After each rainfall, the young and young-at-heart search the skies, eager to identify the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet hues of a beautiful rainbow. The Royal Canadian Mint continues its celebration of weather phenomena across Canada with this fine silver coin that captures the awe-inspiring appearance of this colourful marvel.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Tony Bianco combines detailed engraving, innovative colour technology and various finishing techniques to showcase a brilliantly coloured rainbow on a stormy day. Against the rolling hills in the background, a farmhouse and barn sit atop a gentle slope where a road leads to two round bales in the foreground. The eye is naturally drawn to the multi-coloured arc that descends from the dark storm clouds above; here, the skilful combination of diffused technology and vivid paint adds a subtle transparency quality to the rainbow’s radiant colours, and a faint glow above it, as the rain tapers off. There’s a hopeful clearing above this rural landscape, with the appearance of blue sky in the break between the clouds behind the rainbow.
A valued gift for any art appreciator, nature lover, weather-watcher, or anyone who delights in the uplifting beauty of a rainbow.