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2007 $30 Sterling Silver Niagara Falls Hologram Coin

2007 $30 Sterling Silver Niagara Falls Hologram CoinPanorama of Grandeur

From the moment the first Europeans began exploring the New World, they struggled with the task of capturing its beauty for the people back home. The most eloquent words, the most elaborate paintingscould not fully convey the vast landscape they encountered.

Even as photography emerged in the early 19th century, those who sought to recreate Canada's vastness using a lens found that even this latest technology could not capture the full scope of the scenery that lay before them.

Still, those working with this exciting new mediumpersevered. Throughout North America and Europe, these visionaries developed new equipment and techniques, hoping their experiments would produce the image they longed for.

2007 $30 Sterling Silver Niagara Falls Hologram Coin

Success finally came in 1887 when Canadian John Cannon invented a lens and camera that could take panoramic shots from 180º to 360º.

The coin depicts a panoramic view of Niagara Falls in a colour photographic hologram, surrounding an engraving of a camera capturing the dramatic scenery. This design, by Saskatchewan artist Chris Jordison, evokes the countless photographs taken by millions of visitors to this natural wonder of the world. The obverse of this coin features Vancouver artist Susanna Blunt's design of the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Being a hologram of delicate detail, it is difficult to photograph, but it is a stunning coin, neverthless.

This 2007 sterling silver coin is the latest in a series of RCM collector coins celebrating Canada's technical achievements. Read the newsletter here.

Limited to 15,000 worldwide, it comes in a presentation case.

Proof sterling silver Niagara Falls $30 coin.

$95.00 CDN

Note: Silver is currently in a speculative market and silver coins may be unavailable or subject to price changes. Please phone or email before ordering to confirm price and availability.


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