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Canada 2018 Golden Spring Pysanka Traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg $20 Pure Silver Proof Egg-Shaped Coin with Color and 24-Karat Reverse Gold Plating L02

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Get this revolutionary egg-shaped coin from Canada! Celebrate a golden spring with this Pysanka, a traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg, minted in pure silver with gorgeous vibrant color, 24-karat reverse gold-plating, 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 third-ever egg-shaped coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint! Sold out at the Mint on pre-sale. The first two sold out at the Mint in record time as well, and are now worth 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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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.

The full color application allows glimpses of the coin’s reverse gold plating, which adds a golden nuance to select elements. As per Ukrainian tradition, each color carries deeper meaning: blue is for the sky, the air, and life-giving health; yellow signifies youth and purity; red is the color of joy and passion; green is associated with spring and its message of hope and renewal; and black suggests the darkest time before dawn, and the idea of eternity.

The outer edge features a partial view of a flower that symbolizes beauty and the blossoming of spring, followed by a linear pattern of branches and sprouting buds that represent nature’s awakening. As a stylistic representation of birds, the coxcombs within the next band symbolize spring and fertility, while the dots represent tears. The widest band features a traditional representation of stars and the sun as a symbol of life, good fortune and growth; the solar theme extends to the circles that represent eternity and the light of the sun, while the wavy lines signify the sun’s rays and human frailty. The small triangles represent a trinity: fire, air and water, or a more spiritual-based interpretation that includes the heavens.

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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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Technology Note - Gold Plating
The Royal Canadian Mint’s proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty.

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Technology 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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Obverse
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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Reverse

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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Packaging
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.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.82 g
Diameter 45.00 mm x 33.00 mm
Mintage Limit     5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color and
24-Karat Reverse Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Interrupted Serrations
   
Artist Ann C. Morash
Certificate Individually Numbered

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