Watch the RCM video by clicking here. Heavier than the 2016 coin! 2nd egg-shaped coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint! With its handcrafted beauty and intricate patterns, a pysanka is one of the most beloved forms of traditional Ukrainian folk art! 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. The creative process itself is a time-honoured ritual, a tradition that predates Christianity and has been lovingly passed down from one generation to another. The pysanka egg, in all of its colourful splendour, remains an artistic celebration of life and rebirth, a blessed token of esteem, and a powerful protective emblemfor it is said that as long as pysanky are made, good will continue to prevail over evil. A deeply meaningful and visually stunning gift to celebrate Easter or any special occasion! Special features: Unique opportunity to own the SECOND-EVER egg-shaped coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Vibrant colour throughout the elaborate design recreates the breathtaking handcrafted artistry of a Ukrainian Easter egg. A cultural celebration of a beloved Ukrainian tradition on the 126th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. The coin’s shape is itself powerfully symbolic as many cultures consider the egg to represent life and rebirth, which is often associated with spring. 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver! More than 3 million Canadians (or 10% of Canada’s population) are of Ukrainian heritage; in fact, Ukrainian is the fifth most spoken language in Canada! Since it is created using a written-wax batik method, it seems fitting that pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, meaning “to write”; note that pysanka is singular, and the plural is pysanky. There are several different types of decorated eggs, but most are for ornamental or symbolic purposes; however, the single-coloured hard-boiled eggs known as krashanky are eaten at Easter breakfast. While there are thousands of possible motifs, designs frequently feature geometric and plant themes; it is said that the recipient of an egg decorated with animals, which are more difficult to draw, will be endowed with the animal’s best characteristics. Meander lines and eternity bands are some of the oldest and most common motifswith no beginning or end, they symbolize harmony, immortality and infinity. As a ritualistic process, it was important to maintain a calm, positive and focused state of mind while creating a pysanka. Melted beeswax is “written” on the raw egg with a stylus called a kistka; after the first lines are drawn, the egg is immersed in a coloured dye. The wax is then applied to other sections of the design, effectively masking them as the process is repeated to cover the desired range of colours from light to dark. Once the process is complete, the wax is melted and removed to reveal a wealth of patterns and colours, all meticulously achieved through this multi-layered process. Packaging: Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. Weight: 31.82 grams (2016, 31.39grams). Diameter: 45mm x 33mm. Items shown in picture is similar to the actual items for sale. Stock Photo – You may get identical items than the actual items shown. Check out our Other Items. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about this or any of our other auctions! We answer all inquiries. Need more scans or pictures, just ask. We have many other Graded; Canadian Gold or Silver coins and cases/COA’s in stock. The item “2017 CANADA RCM PYSANKA Traditional Ukrainian Egg Shaped Silver Coin PRESALE” is in sale since Thursday, January 26, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “jw-collectibles” and is located in Victoria, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to Canada, to all countries in Europe, to United States, to Australia, to Mexico, BR, to Japan.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Certification: RCM COA
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Composition: .9999 Silver