I have to admit, this is a very appealing design. I’m not usually a fan of coloured kilo coins, especially gold, but it’s used to great effect here. Pity about the seventy grand price-tag. The artist, Julius Csotonyi, has done some stunning paleoart for those interested, depicting dinosaurs in their environments, or at least as best we know.
DESIGN: The reverse design by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi features outstanding full colour over the engraved depiction of a maple leaf, which is seen here as part of Canada’s stunning autumn landscape. In a wooded area, the cool autumn breeze has already caused brightly coloured maple leaves to tumble down to the ground. Each leaf is brought to life through careful engraving and a vibrant mix of red, yellow, orange and green colours; these give the leaf pile a natural look and feel while providing a colourful backdrop to the fallen tree. Detailed engraving masterfully recreates the rough texture of the fissured bark, upon which lays the beloved Canadian icon: a maple leaf. It, too, is resplendent in full colour against the muted colours of the tree trunk, while shadows subtly infuse the breathtaking design with a sense of light, depth and dimension.
ARTIST: Julius Csotonyi
PRICE: $69,000 CND in gold, $2,299.95 in silver