They are the four elements that were believed by the ancient Greeks to be the pillars of life: Earth, grounding and nourishing; Air, always in motion; Fire, provider of heat and light; and Water, constantly flowing. They are the cornerstones of our natural world. And they are especially significant in a nation like ours, with an identity that is so strongly tied to nature.
This four-coin set is an original concept proposed by long-time collector and Masters Club member, Bernard Dumais. Its design is a Canadian take on the four elements, complete with maple leaves. And like a four-part image, each square coin comes together to illustrate how these elemental forces of nature have all shaped Canada's past, present and future—from the warm chinook to our flowing rivers, and a burning sense of pride for it all.
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g) 46.88
Diameter (mm) 27 mm x 27 mm
Face value 3 dollars (each)
Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)