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Fading daylight casts a golden hue over Canada’s Pacific coast, where the vast horizon joins
land, sea and sky—a powerful reminder that the whole of nature is beautifully interconnected.
Beginning in the west, the Canadian Coasts series is a finely crafted, square-shaped ode to
the distinctive character of our shores, and the waters that line them.
The setting sun is at the centre of this reverse design by Maurade Baynton. Selective gold plating
adds a warm, golden hue to the stylized representation of the sun, which evokes images or
memories of spectacular sunsets along Canada’s Pacific Coast. The sun’s warmth and beauty
radiates outwards, towards the intricately engraved icons that form a concentric pattern around
the centre, much like a compass. As though warmed by the sunlight, the Kermode bear (Ursus
americanus kermodei) or spirit bear that famously inhabits British Columbia’s coastal rainforests
is also highlighted with selective gold plating. The sailboat represents the sailing tradition along
British Columbia’s coast, be it recreational or for fishing, while another great cultural icon, the
orca (Orcinus orca), symbolizes our timeless connection with the sea. Gold plating also highlights
the rim that frames the reverse, to reinforce the idea that everything in nature is beautifully
interconnected. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna
Canadian Coasts is a limited
series of three square-shaped coins that are a
combined tribute to the longest coastline in the world!
Each square coin represents one of the oceans that
line Canada’s shores: Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic