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RIVER RAPIDS Algonquin Provincial Park Silver Coin 20$ Canada 2014


This painted and engraved 99.99% pure silver coin brings to life the unique beauty of Algonquin Park in autumn. Celebrate the Canadian way of life and the glory of the Canadian landscape, in full colour. This coin features the use of an advanced "Transition Effect" colourization technique used for the first time! This shimmery colour innovation recreates the sparkle and glitter of the waterfall.

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Algonquin Provincial Park
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence and Boreal Forest regions meet in central Ontario, creating a special mix of northern and southern ecosystems, the essence of which is captured by Algonquin Provincial Park. The region hosts one of Canada’s most stunning tracts of wilderness, preserving its unique biodiversity in an increasingly human-dominated world. Algonquin’s forests, lakes and rivers are a functional ecosystem, where the complex interactions between plants, animals and the land continue to sustain each other.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2014
  • Face Value20 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.39
  • Diameter (mm)38
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)7.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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This $20 engraved and painted coin is 99.99% pure silver, with a diameter of 38 millimetres and a metal weight of 31.39 grams. The reverse design by Canadian artist Robert Ross features an original painting of a set of rapids on the Madawaska River in the southern portion of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. Captured in stunning colour atop an engraved surface, the image depicts a view of the Madawaska from the Track and Tower trail near Cache Lake. The composition centres on churning rapids that splash and froth as they overtake the massive red-mauve granite outcroppings of the Park’s bedrock. On the left and right sides of the image, and in the distant background at the top of the image, vast pines rise high into the bright blue sky, mixing with the crimson-tinged autumn foliage of deciduous trees and brush. The fiery orange of the fall trees is captured in reflection on the surface of the river in the lower portion of the image. The reverse is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2014” and the face value of “20 DOLLARS.” The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.