This dynamic and innovative $20 fine silver coin is the second in the Canadiana Kaleidoscope series, and uses a new large 60 mm one ounce format to capture the magic of a Kaleidoscope. Tumbled glass and coloured shapes create amazing patterns inside a kaleidoscope, and this breakthrough new series explores the incredible designs that can be achieved when great Canadian icons become the focus of the kaleidoscope’s reflective magic, this coin feature the loon. This 60 mm coin is the largest diameter one ounce silver coin ever issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Mintage is limited to just 7,500 coins. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this coin is GST/HST exempt.
Canadian artist Calder Moore has created a full-sized kaleidoscope design for the coin’s extra-large surface. Countless loons in myriad sizes come together in a complex pattern of amazing beauty, some face-to-face to create the outer ring of the design, while smaller birds stand rear-to-rear and upside-down to form the smaller rings towards the center. The colours are inspired by the loon’s feathers, its red eyes, and the fiery colours of a sunset that set the stage for its hallmark call. The design is meticulously crafted with astounding detail, and beautifully enhanced with a myriad of shades of translucent red to capture the reflective essence of a kaleidoscope.