Last updated on June 25th, 2020 at 11:18 pm
Last Updated on June 25, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
History is filled with records of firsts – the first man to land on the moon, the first to circumnavigate the earth and the list goes on. Royal Canadian Mint has joined these lists of firsts with the production of their first coin designed to honour a Ukrainian staple symbol that has evolved to become a world favourite, the Pysanka egg. This gem, a true representation of the connection shared between Canada and Ukraine, is a must-have for any avid collector who is seeking valuable Canadian coins for sale.
A Coin with Modern Significance but also Steeped in History
These eggs are affiliated with the celebration of Easter and have their genesis in ancient civilizations that practiced the decoration of eggs. In fact, the name Pysanky comes from a term meaning ‘to write’. The adorned eggs were used by early civilizations to represent, rebirth, spring, life, fertility and general prosperity among other positive concepts. They were also used to keep evil at bay. Today they are popular in Easter festivities such as the famous hunt for hidden eggs.
Ukrainian eggs have enjoyed such great popularity in Europe and the remainder of the world that those from other nations (such as the Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania) are often labelled as Ukrainian eggs with little to no distinction being acknowledged. While other forms of Ukrainian egg decoration have gained their fair share of recognition, Pysanky has stood out as the one to attain the status of artistic significance.
The Coin-Up Close
Sitting at the peak where quality is concerned, this 99.99% gold coin is free of GST and HST. Additionally, the face value of 250 dollars says a lot about the value of this investment. The low mintage (only 250 were produced) makes it a rare treasure that can only increase in value over time.
The reverse is adorned by the design of artist Dave Melynchuk. This comprises two bands of designs adorning the inner circumference of the coin pulling the eye towards the design that sits in the middle – an ancient temple. The outermost band of designs comes together to create a representation of the earth They include compass-like stars and upended squares. The inner band shows a uniformed pattern of dots and waves to represent Canada’s motto “A Mari Usque Ad Mare” (from sea to sea). At the center of all this, the admirer of this coin will find an elaborate engraving of an ancient wooden temple. The temples elongated structure stretches towards the tapered tip of the coins circular edge. The temple stands as a representation of community, togetherness, and blessing for all Canadians.
The obverse presents the Susanna Blunt production of the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II set against a backdrop of curling waves. The spirals in these waves are a less complicated version of the waves seen on the reverse. The rich pure gold into which all this is engraved represents prosperity and radiance while also allowing each design to stand out in a most spectacular fashion. Around the edges, the coin is decorated by interrupted serrations.
Do Not Miss This Opportunity
Become a part of this historic move by acquiring your very own Pysanka egg-shaped coin from Colonial Acres, Canada’s premier choice for valuable collectibles. Colonial Acres has a solid reputation in the coin trading business. Of course, this historical coin is available at Colonial Acres. Buying from us means capitalizing on an opportunity to acquire a genuine coin that comes with its own Royal Canadian Mint certificate as well as serial number, the ultimate guarantee of authenticity. Whether you choose to acquire this treasure for yourself or a loved one, it is destined to grow into a very profitable investment.