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Canada 2017 Pysanka Traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg $20 Pure Silver Proof Egg-Shaped Coin with Color L02

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Get this second ever egg-shaped coin from Canada! Celebrate spring and Easter with this Pysanka, a traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg, minted in pure silver with gorgeous vibrant color and a tiny mintage limit of just 5,000! Already sold out at the Mint!

Sold out at the Mint!Unique Opportunity! Don't miss this unique opportunity to acquire this second-ever egg-shaped coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint! Sold out at the Mint on pre-sale. The first sold out at the Mint in record time as well, and is now worth many multiples of its issue price!

Already Sold Out at the Mint, and with an extremely limited mintage of just 5,000, this reasonably-priced beauty will be sought after for generations!

Investment Opportunity! A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", because the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. In the early 20th century, the art of the pysanka was carried abroad by Ukrainian emigrants to North= America, where the custom took hold. Concurrently, the traditional was banished (as a religious practice) by the Soviet regime in the Ukraine itself, where it was nearly forgotten. Museum collections were destroyed both by war and by Soviet thugs. Since Ukrainian independence in 1991, there has been a rebirth of this folk art in its homeland, and a renewal of interest in the preservation of traditional designs and research into its symbolism and history.

With its handcrafted beauty, rich symbolism and colorful patterns, the pysanka egg is one of the most beloved forms of traditional Ukrainian folk art, and a unique celebration of spring! On the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates this time-honored Easter tradition and the awe-inspiring artistry behind each masterpiece. Not just a vibrant work of art and a great investment piece, this unique, pure silver proof makes a deeply meaningful and visually stunning gift to celebrate Easter, spring birthdays or any special occasion.

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Why Didn't They Think of This Sooner? Happy Easter!
The design by Canadian artist Ann C. Morash captures the intricate beauty of a pysanka. Every element on this Ukrainian Easter egg is rich with symbolic meaning, including each of the individual colors. Yellow stands for youth and purity. Red represents the joy and passion in life, as well as folklore. Green is the color of fertility, health and spring, which brings hope and renewal. Black suggests the darkest time before dawn, and the ideas of constancy and eternity.

Canada 2016 Pysanka Traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg $20 Pure Silver Proof Egg-Shaped Coin with ColorWhen combined, these colors - and the motifs they suggest - result in a design that is open to many interpretations, but that is nonetheless a vibrant celebration of a full and colorful life. This design weaves together patterns and symbols that capture the artistry of an Ukrainian Easter Egg. Positioned within four triangular segments are golden blades of wheat, which convey best wishes for harvest and the soul of the clan. Beneath this overlay, the field is filled with the geometric figures that represent the sun and stars, to symbolize life, fortune and growth. These are framed by bands of waves that celebrate water as a life-sustaining element and harmony, which are in turn framed by evergreen boughs positioned along the edge, to symbolize eternal health and youth.

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Pysankas in Other Cultures
Many other eastern European ethnic groups decorate eggs using the wax resist method for Easter. These include the Belarusians (пісанка, pisanka), Bulgarians (писано яйце, pisano yaytse), Croats (pisanica), Czechs (kraslice), Hungarians (hímestojás), Lithuanians (margutis), Poles (pisanka), Romanians (ouă vopsite, incondeiate or impistrite), Serbs (pisanica), Slovaks (kraslica), Slovenes (pisanica, pirhi or remenke) and Sorbs (jejka pisać).

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Technology Note - Color
This pure silver proof features the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented colorization technology. The RCM leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Canada 2017 Pysanka Egg Shaped $20 Silver in BoxTechnology Note - Purity
  The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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The design by Canadian artist Ann Morash captures the intricate beauty of a pysanka. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.82 g
Diameter 45.00 mm x 33.00 mm
Mintage Limit     5,000
Finish Proof with Colored
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Interrupted Serrations
Artist Ann C. Morash
Certificate Individually Numbered

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