In the heart of our nation’s capital, the hallowed walls of Parliament are home to thousands of carved and sculpted artworks of exceptional beauty. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to showcase some of the many delights that grace these spaces with its stunning new series of 99.99% pure silver coins featuring carvings inspired by the sculptural art of Parliament.
Each piece in this three-coin series is engraved in ultra-high relief in 99.99% pure silver and features a carved image from the East Block of Parliament, reinterpreted by Dominion Sculptor Phil White.
Canadian sculptor and art conservator Phil White has been Canada’s official Dominion Sculptor since 2006. He is the fifth person to hold this position, overseeing the carving and preservation of the artistic works on the Parliament buildings.
The coin’s ultra-high relief profile lends dramatic depth to the image and allows engravers to use multiple techniques to capture the gorgeous detail of White’s images.
Own a unique part of Canada’s history with this stunning historical work of art.
A low mintage of only 4,000 of each coin means this series is sure to be sought after by collectors.
Makes a unique gift or fine addition to any collection featuring Canadian, historical, artistic, or political themes.
This $25 coin is 99.99% pure silver, with a diameter of 36 millimetres and a nominal metal weight of 30.75 grams. Engraved in ultra-high relief, the coin features an original depiction by Dominion Sculptor Phil White of a Gothic-style grotesque inspired by a carving found on the East Block of the Parliament Buildings. The image portrays the mythical Wild Green Man. The fierce figure’s foliate hair, brows, moustache, and beard dominate its face along with wide staring eyes and bared teeth. This expressive image seems to emerge from the coin face thanks to detailed engraving in ultra- high relief.
Material: Pure Silver (99.99%)
Face Value: $25.00 Dollars