This intricately patterned pysanka coin combines colours and motifs that have symbolic significance. Its reverse design also makes use of the coin’s proof finish, weaving the mirror-like shine of 99.99% pure silver with dazzling colours.
Product Number: 202538
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight: 31.82 g
Diameter: 45 mm
Edge: Interrupted serrations
Face Value: 20 dollars
Your pysanka coin’s reverse is designed by Canadian artist Dave Wasylyshen. The centre band features the word “CANADA”, a denomination of “20 DOLLARS” and the year, “2022”. The two main bands feature starburst and rose motifs symbolizing beauty, love, life and good fortune. The larger diamond and triangle shapes represent knowledge and wisdom; smaller triangles represent family, while the triangles with an inside sieve pattern signify the division of good and evil. Two outer bands contain a saw-like pattern that symbolizes loyalty and the sun’s rays, while the waves represent water and wealth. By using four or more colours, this pysanka conveys a blessing for a family’s prosperity: blue for the sky and good health; red for passion and happiness; yellow for youth and light; white for purity and birth; and black for eternity and the darkest time before dawn. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.