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Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina"
Image of the Grotesque Foliated Green Man and the words "Canada 25 Dollars 2016"
2016 Sculptural Art of Parliament | Grotesque Foliated Green Man Silver Coin
2016 Sculptural Art of Parliament | Grotesque Foliated Green Man Silver Coin
2016 Sculptural Art of Parliament | Grotesque Foliated Green Man Silver Coin
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Description

A reinterpretation of carvings from Parliament as re-interpreted by Dominion sculptor Phillip White.

The foliated green man is displayed disgorging stylized leaves from his mouth, with his brows and hair also composed of stylized leaves and stems. The green man appears in Ancient Sumer, India, within Islamic tradition and for over 2000 years in Europe from Russia to Ireland. His pathway to the walls of Parliament was likely a Modern Gothic revival reference to the Medieval reference of Rome or Pre-Christian Celts who may have been referencing even earlier civilization.

Benevolent and affirming of the fertility of life, the Artist has recreated the gnarled likeness of the wild green man on a detailed high relief collectible coin weighing 30.75 grams or .98 troy oz of 9999 fine silver with a face value of $25. With a low mintage of 4000, it is the first in the series and will be added quickly to themed collections of Canadiana, mythology and a love of nature.

This item ships in an RCM branded clam shell.

Specifications
4289
CA
Royal Canadian Mint
Brilliant uncirculated
9999
CA
Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina"
Image of the Grotesque Foliated Green Man and the words "Canada 25 Dollars 2016"
2016
36.2
4.1
36.20 x 36.20 x 4.10
CAD 25
2016
Phillip White (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
0.9985
Yes
4000

SKU

4289

Country

CA

Manufacturer

Royal Canadian Mint

Condition

Brilliant uncirculated

Purity

9999

Origin

CA

Obverse

Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina"

Reverse

Image of the Grotesque Foliated Green Man and the words "Canada 25 Dollars 2016"

First Released

2016

Diameter (mm)

36.2

Average Thickness (mm)

4.1

Dimensions (mm)

36.20 x 36.20 x 4.10

Legal Tender

CAD 25

Year

2016

Designer

Phillip White (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Metal Weight (ozt)

0.9985

Certificate

Yes

Mintage

4000
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