The Multifaceted Lynx Head by Canadian artist Traian Georgescu is the third of a 3-coin series featuring the innovative use of extraordinarily high relief (EHR). EHR goes beyond what high and even ultra-high relief techniques can accomplish and elevates the subject matter to around 6 mm. The striking visual effect of a coin that becomes more of a sculpture than a simple embossing is given an exceptional brilliance with innovative proof finish, making the silver shine like never before. This coin, featuring a multifaceted design built out of 435 polygons that are crafted in proof finish to make them sparkle like a diamond, really is an important advancement in minting.
The Canada Lynx is a gorgeous feline native to the Northern Hemisphere’s boreal forest. The lynx favors thickly forested wilderness areas. However, it will follow the food wherever it is. Unlike many other predators, lynxes do not mind the proximity of humans, but they will remain concealed as much as they can. Due to its agility and secrecy, the Canada Lynx has been nicknamed “the shadow of the forest”. While it is unlikely that you will ever come upon a lynx in the woods, you may enjoy this big, beautiful cat on the surface of this coin.