Strong and steady, Canada’s national horse is the embodiment of our collective spirit. The magnificent Canadian horse is brought to life on this gold and black rhodium-plated fine silver $20 coin. Its design reflects on the breed’s near-extinction status and also celebrates the deep connection we share with all our equine friends. Mintage is extremely limited to only 3,500. GST/HST exempt.
The special bond that exists between humans and horses has transformed the world and shaped our history. Today, equine-based therapy is helping many Canadians find balance in their lives. They are renewing an age-old partnership that is built on intuition: the horse responds to our emotions and we respond to the horse’s movement — two opposite yet complementary forces that have moved forward as one.
Inspired by the yin yang symbol, the circular reverse design by Claude Thivierge features two side profiles of the Canadian horse — one plated with gold, the other with black rhodium. The two opposites interact to form a single dynamic image that celebrates the human-horse relationship and reflects on the heritage breed’s near extinction status. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.