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LAKE MAGOG Canadian Landscape Silver Coin 20$ Canada 2016


This beautifully coloured coin, engraved 99.99% pure silver, is the second in the series Canadian Landscape and brings to life the unique beauty of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and the Lake Magog. Limited mintage at 7.500 pieces!

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Lake Magog
The Lake Magog is a freshwater lake located in the Estrie region of Quebec, Canada. It is bordered by three municipalities: Sherbrooke, Magog and Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley. Located in the Appalachian geological province, Lake Magog consists of sedimentary rock, especially slate and sandstone. Lake Magog is part of the watershed of the St. Francois River, which flows into the St. Lawrence River. Lake Magog contains eight islands (all private), including two islets, as well as two shoals which have been small islands in the past. Two islands are constructed: the island of the nautical club and the largest island of the Marinier Archipelago (also known as Odanak Islands). At the southern end of the lake, a 65 hectares (160 acres) marsh is accessible to hikers.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2016
  • Face Value20 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.83
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)7.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse image by Canadian artist Stéphanie Gauvin features an artistic rendering of Lake Magog, located in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. Playing on the light and shadows cast by the early morning sun, the artist’s brush strokes capture the landscape’s many contrasts, as rendered by finely detailed engraving. In the background, the famous, pyramid-like shape of Mount Assiniboine looms over the lake and its glacier base. Its commanding height is noticeable as it fills the top of the design. Below it, Lake Magog’s mirror-like water glistens in the early light, surrounded by the valley and trees. The viewer’s eye is drawn to it thanks to the insertion of oxidized niobium into the coin’s silver core, which allows for the diffraction of light. This innovative method of adding colour is what gives the lake its brilliant blue hue, while the green trees in the foreground provide added dimension and vibrancy to the image.