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Two Loons
Две гагары
Presented by
Royal Canadian Mint
Nominal value
1 dollar
Weight
31,39 g
Diameter
38 mm
Metal
Silver 999,9°
Mintage
10000 pcs.
Production quality
Colours painted over an engraved surface
Designer
Richard Hunt
Producer
Royal Canadian Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse design by Susanna Blunt features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The reverse of this painted 38-millimetre fine silver 1-oz proof coin features Canadian artist Richard Hunt’s Two Loons. The image, steeped in the tradition of Hunt’s Kwaguilth first nation heritage, depicts two loons facing one another in profile, beak-to-beak, each with one stylized wing raised above its diamond-patterned black-and-gray back. The image is then mirrored beneath them, as though their “kiss” is reflected in water.
A brief annotation
This painted 38-millimetre fine silver 1-oz proof coin with a weight of 31.39 grams features Canadian artist Richard Hunt’s Two Loons. The image, steeped in the tradition of Hunt’s Kwaguilth first nation heritage, depicts two loons kissing one another as their kiss is reflected in the water beneath them. The diamond shapes surrounding the image represent the birds’ markings. The loon holds a strong presence in First Nations dance and imagery, evoking the peace of solitude. The red colouring in the image depicts the stunning orange-red of a West Coast sunset.
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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