20 dollars: The Canoe

Series: Canada: 20 dollars pure silver coins

20 dollars The Canoe - 2011 - Series: 20 dollars pure silver coins - Canada

The canoe has become as much a part of the Canadian visual lexicon as the Canada goose, the beaver and the maple leaf. This design shows a young person enjoying a recreational outing. The boy breaks from paddling to dip his hand in the water… and touches the past – the reflection reveals an early native paddler (or voyageur) in a traditional birch-bark canoe as it also appears on the early silver dollar of 1935.