The work of the beaver is to wisely slow water down to create abundant life-giving habitat where otherwise nutrients would wash uselessly away. This valuable life lesson and its iconically Canadian flat-tailed embodiment is immortalized as the Royal Canadian Mint demonstrates another innovation in the addition of colour to a collectible coin known as selective colour.
The rich variation in the browns of the beaver’s coat, the shades of blues of the water and the yellowy greens at its edge transcend the limitations of solid colour. The 1 oz 2015 Beaver at Work Silver Proof Coin with its $20 face value could equally be considered a work of art as a collectible coin.
There will only be 7500 of these minted in total. These are in stock and ready to ship as many collectors appreciate the determination of the beaver to enjoy its life work.
This coin is encapsulated and held in an RCM branded clam shell.
|John Mardon (reverse) Susanna Blunt (obverse)|
|Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina"|
|Colourized image of a beaver chewing on a tree and the words "Canada 20 Dollars 2015"|
|38.0 x 38.0 x 3.1|
|Royal Canadian Mint|