Beautifully combining exceptional art and leading edge engraving, the art of renowned Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman is brought to life on this new limited edition ten ounce fine silver coin. The design is based on a painting of a lion called “Into the Light”. Gold plating over the entire coin helps to re-create the golden glow of the early morning light as the king of the jungle greets the day with a powerful roar. The coin is accompanied by a special insert that features a printed reproduction of the original painting along with the artist’s description of his work and his signature.
To represent Bateman’s realistic art style, the Royal Canadian Mint has combined a multitude of finely etched details with different frostings that alter the way each element shines in the light. The finished product is a collectible piece of art — one that pays tribute to the artist’s legacy and ability to immerse us in a natural world that extends beyond national boundaries. The mintage of just 700 pieces adds significantly to its collectability.
Each coin is packaged with an insert card that features a printed reproduction of the original painting, along with the artist’s description of his work.