Embark on a journey into the rich cultural heritage of Ukraine with the Pysanka Shaped 1 Oz Silver Coin. This remarkable coin pays homage to the Ukrainian tradition of creating intricately designed and selectively colored Pysanka eggs. Celebrating life and the season of renewal, this annual series has captivated collectors since its inception in 2016, with each coin selling out immediately and appreciating in value on the secondary market. This year, the significance of the Easter symbol of renewal is further magnified as the Royal Canadian Mint donates the net proceeds to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
The design of the coin encapsulates the essence of time's infinite flow and the interconnectedness of life. A flowing river symbolizes the continuous harmony and the cyclical nature of existence, while the life-giving sky above brings light and rain to nourish the bountiful earth below. The people, depicted caring for the land, represent the vital role they play in cultivating the gift of food. Even during the dormant winter season, the symbols of life are protected and gather strength to emerge once again in the spring. These ancient symbols of harmony, fruitfulness, protection, and life hold immense cultural and historical significance for the Ukrainian people.
Inspired by surviving Neolithic pottery, the design features solar symbols, weaving patterns, and representations of the four seasons. The central band showcases intricate weaving patterns with seeds symbolizing the harvest, while the upper and lower bands symbolize connection and continuity. Vertical lines representing the four seasons guide the ripening grain, contained by the powerful eternity line and framed by lines of life, symbolizing strength and endurance. The meticulously crafted details capture the beauty and symbolism of Ukrainian culture.
The obverse of the coin features a posthumous effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by a double date representing her reign from 1952 to 2022. This serves as a reminder of the enduring legacy of the British monarchy and its connection to the vibrant cultural traditions celebrated on the reverse of the coin.
The Pysanka Shaped 1 Oz Silver Coin is a limited-edition collectible, with a mintage of just 7,500 coins. The coin offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of Ukrainian cultural heritage while contributing to a meaningful cause. Each coin is encapsulated to preserve its impeccable quality and presented in a specially designed package that showcases its distinct Pysanka shape. Don't miss your chance to own this extraordinary coin that celebrates the artistry and symbolism of the Ukrainian Pysanka tradition.