Colourfully captivating, an intricately written pysanka is a breathtaking celebration of life and rebirth! It is more than an Easter eggeach one is a work of art that is steeped in tradition, with carefully layered colours and centuries-old motifs that are as meaningful as they are mesmerizing.
Through its colourful artistry, this egg-shaped coin pays tribute to Ukrainian-Canadian culture through an art form that has become a cherished part of Canada's vibrant multicultural heritage. The egg-shaped reverse design by Canadian artist Ann C. Morash weaves together patterns and symbols that capture the artistry of a 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. This coin is beautifully enhanced by the meticulous application of colours that each carry deeper meaning: yellow represents light and purity; red is the colour of joy and folklore; green is associated with fertility, health and spring, which brings hope and renewal; and black suggests the darkest time before dawn, and the idea of constancy and eternity.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver. Diameter (mm): 45 long x 33 wide. Morash (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Unless item is not received as described, all sales are final.
Based in Manitoba, Canada, I'm continually on the look-out for fresh, interesting, and unique finds! My interests and specialties include Government Certified Canadian Inuit Art (direct dealer), Canadian NCLT (non-circulated coinage), and Canadian stamps (souvenir sheets, special panes, and the occasional uncut press sheet). As this is only one of "several" personal "hobbies", I don't ever seem to have enough time to post every find online!The item "2017 Royal Canadian Mint $20 Fine Silver Coin Traditional Pysanka" is in sale since Sunday, February 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative".
The seller is "wanderingeskimo" and is located in Selkirk, Manitoba. This item can be shipped worldwide.