2007 Canada Celebration of the Arts SE Proof Sterling Silver Dollar
For thousands of years, people have been drawn together by the performing arts. Whether it took place by the glow of a fire or under the lights of the grandest theatre, its promise remained the same the occasion to put aside the daily troubles of life and join others to sing, dance and play; to explore new ideas or challenges; to experience the emotions of the past and present or dream of a future yet to be realized. A dancer leaps across the stage. An orchestra rises to a crescendo. Like an artist sweeping colour across a canvas, musicians, actors, writers and singers create their masterworks using a myriad of tools, bounded only by the limits of their imagination. Auditorium walls expand as television, film and ever evolving broadcast media reach spectators far away. The audience becomes larger, more diverse yet the community feels closer. This is the promise of performing arts in Canada uniting cultural diversity across its vastness.
Face Value: 1 dollar
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
Special Features: Design features all aspects of the performing arts in a cleverly-designed montage: a violin and trumpet (music), ballet slipper (dance), masks of tragedy and comedy (dramatic arts), pen and book (literature), paint brush (visual arts), monitor (television) and film strip (photography/cinema).
Packaging: Maroon display case with an insert which houses the coin. Protected by a black beauty box.