It can be heard in the subtle softness of one’s voice and touch; the smiles and laughter that linger between a couple long after the story has been told. Love can inspire displays of affection that can send the heart racing, just as it can be found in the smallest of everyday gestures. To truly love someone is to cherish them, to see the best in that person and value them for who they are; from the wordless communication of a gaze to the spellbinding chemistry of a kiss, the love shared between two people is a precious gift that once found, should be celebrated and nurtured.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Sylvie Daigneault is a beautiful celebration of love and an artistic ode to marriage–an occasion when two individuals mark their commitment to one another. Fittingly, two different design elements—hearts and arabesque-style scrolls—come together in one intricately engraved pattern that forms a large heart shape. Also engraved on the reverse is the year “2020”, the word “CANADA” and the face value “20 DOLLARS”. The obverse features a pink gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.