Flying Raven Featured on Canadian Hologram Coin

by Darrin Lee Unser on September 10, 2015 · 1 comment

Marking the final release in a story of the northern lights series, the Royal Canadian Mint is accepting orders for the 2015 The Raven 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin.

2015 The Raven 1 oz Silver Hologram Coin

The 2015 $20 The Raven 1 oz Silver Hologram Coin is the Mint’s first product to feature a non-circular achromatic hologram and it’s the last issue in northern lights series

This coin has a mintage maximum of 8,500 and is available now for CAD $109.95, or about US $83.

Each contains one ounce of 99.99% pure silver and features a holographic image of a raven and surrounding sky.

"The hologram was produced using a patented nanotechnology-based method of producing three-dimensional non-coloured holographic elements," describes the Royal Canadian Mint’s website. "The hologram is not affixed to the coin, but struck microscopically into the coin’s surface."

This coin has the distinction of being the Mint’s first to bear a non-circular achromatic hologram. It is also only the third achromatic hologram from the Mint.

Coin Designs and Specifications

Canadian artist Nathalie Bertin designed the image of the raven and its surroundings. The bird appears at the center of the design with outstretched wings. Below, a mountainous terrain is seen with a colorful representation of the northern lights (aurora borealis) filling the sky above. CANADA, 2015 and the legal tender face value of 20 DOLLARS complete the reverse design.

Appearing on the obverse (heads side) is Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Obverse inscriptions include ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.

Each coin is in collector proof quality and has the following Mint-provided specifications:

  • Mintage: 8500
  • Composition: 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish: proof
  • Weight (g): 31.39
  • Diameter (mm): 38
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: serialized
  • Face value: 20 dollars
  • Reverse Artist: Nathalie Bertin
  • Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt

Ordering

To order the 2015 The Raven 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin, visit the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at www.mint.ca or follow the affiliate link located hereicon.

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Danny j. Morano September 11, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The $100.00 Gold Liberty was a Barn Job cover up for the $75.00 misfire, that everybody balked at. They had the planchets, half finished dies that they put a rush job on to change over to $100.00. The front and back are slightly altered possible designs that were featured on this site. Limited to mintage of 50,000 and 50 to a customer to just mint them and get rid of them quickly.That’s probably what you’re thinking of and that’s why their were so many minting errors. We deserved a bether product. Would have been better to shelve it for a year and do it right.

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