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By Ukrainian-Canadian artist Ann C. Morash. This is the first-ever egg-shaped coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint! Struck from 31,39 g silver 9999 with vibrant color throughout the elaborate design, the coin recreates the breathtaking hand-crafted artistry of a Ukrainian Easter Egg! The worldwide mintage is limited.
With its handcrafted beauty, rich symbolism and colorful patterns, the pysanka egg is one of the most beloved forms of traditional folk art, and a unique celebration of spring! This carefully decorated Easter egg is a veritable treasure trove of symbolism, where each motif and colour carries a deeper meaning that bestows a special blessing upon its recipient. Every element on this Ukrainian Easter egg is rich with symbolic meaning, including the individual colours: yellow stands for youth and purity; red represents the joy and passion in life; green is the colour of spring, which brings hope and renewal; and black suggests the darkest time before dawn, and the idea of eternity. A deeply meaningful and visually stunning gift to celebrate Easter or any special occasion!
The egg-shaped 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 abundant 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.
Your 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.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.