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Pysanka - 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Mintage: 5,000 (2020)

Pysanka - 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Mintage: 5,000 (2020)

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$129.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,000
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Ships Jun-01-2020
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SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR! Order your Pysanka coin before they’re all gone!

More than an Easter egg, this pure silver pysanka coin (our fifth) is a celebration of life and the season of new beginnings. Its colour motifs, like the eight-pointed rose, are every bit as meaningful as those written on traditional pysanky, where intricate shapes and geometric patterns form a captivating visual language. It’s an uplifting celebration of spring, and it’s yours to enjoy year-round!

A stunning gift for someone who loves pysanka eggs! Order today!

Special features:
  • SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR! This is the fifth coin in an annual series that is in high demand. All previous pysanka coins sold out quickly. Hurry and order yours today before they’re all gone!
  • AN ANNUAL TRADITION! Welcome spring with a colourful and unique Easter egg! This pysanka coin features traditional Ukrainian art motifs and geometric patterns that represent a celebration of life.
  • A CULTURAL CELEBRATION! Our egg-shaped tribute to Ukrainian-Canadian culture has become an annual tradition of its own! This is our fifth 99.99% pure silver pysanka coin and all previous coins have sold out quickly.
  • FOLK ART MEETS MODERN ENGRAVING! The colour-over-engraved art is an original design that is a beautiful example of the highly detailed, centuries-old art of pysanky.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Dave Melnychuk, the pysanka features a main band (bezkonechnyk) that deals with matters of the eternal. The eight-pointed roses represent the heart and a heightened state of awareness, while the stars represent the illuminating powers of the sun. Two neighbouring bands feature plant-inspired symbols and the seeds that make rejuvenation and rebirth possible. The waves along the outer edges are the water-based symbols of fluidity. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

“Whereas my design for the 2019 Pure Gold Pysanka coin was engraved only, this design relies on colour to create an impression of exuberance and an affirmation of life. I chose these particular traditional Ukrainian patterns and motifs – the eternal band, waves, vines, etc. – to represent awareness, unity and eternal aspects of being.” Dave Melnychuk: Artist

Did you know…
  • When you create a pysanka, you’re not painting – you’re writing. The word “pysanka” comes from the verb “pysaty,” which means “to write.”
  • Every colour has a certain meaning: yellow is youth and purity; red is joy and passion; green is the colour of spring and renewal; orange represents endurance; blue is the sky or air; and black is linked to the idea of eternity.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

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Specifications

  • No.176849
  • Mintage5,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.82
  • Diameter (mm) 45 long x 33 wide
  • Edgeinterrupted serrations
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistDave Melnychuk (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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