Dive into Canada’s oceans with this unique coin that takes you beneath the waves to discover the amazing underwater worlds that lie off Canada’s coasts. The irrefutable relationship between the ocean and land is embodied in the 3D “water” droplet on this coin that highlights six of the ocean’s residents who face significant challenges caused by human activity.
This coin speaks to today’s growing environmental consciousness and the global movement to protect and preserve all of Earth’s waters. Environmentalists and eco-green personalities will be proud to own and showcase this coin! This coin’s powerful design conveys three compelling themes: the rich diversity of aquatic life in Canada; the importance of water to all living things; and the challenges the world’s oceans currently face as a result of human activity.
Canadian artist Alexandra Lefort has created an engaging underwater scene that takes the viewer beneath the surface to meet the diverse aquatic life that can be found off Canada’s shores in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. A 3D “water” droplet dominates the centre of the design and frames a walrus that leads the eye into
the design and around the outer edge where six ocean residents are positioned in a manner that roughly mirrors their geographical distribution in Canada. An iceberg floats in the upper right “Atlantic/Arctic” portion of the design while two species of Pacific kelp (bull and northern giant) frame the design as they define the West Coast. Presented clockwise from the top: ivory gulls glide above the water; a northern bottlenose whale; a pair of beluga whales; a leatherback sea turtle; a grey whale; and a basking shark.
The perfect gift or collectible that will appeal to art enthusiasts and collectors seeking innovative coins with unique features that reflects one of the most prevalent topics of our time. An exquisite work of art and an inspiring call to appreciate cherish and preserve all of Earth’s aquatic treasures.