1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree – Mintage: 8,500 (2015)
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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree - Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree - Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

A beautiful coin celebrating the beauty of nature! Order the coin or subscription today!

The Columbia forest is found in a series of mountain ranges located roughly 600 kilometres from the Pacific coast in southeastern British Columbia. It is the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, and the only temperate rainforest where the majority of its moisture falls as snow instead of rain.

As the forest grows from the valley floors up to high mountain altitudes, it creates a variety of increasingly difficult growing conditions, and the western yew (Taxus brevifolia) is one of the few tree species that has mastered all of them. This highly-adaptive, slow-growing and long-lived tree is also one of the few coniferae species that does not have cones. Instead, the western yew produces individual seeds that are protected by fleshy, berry-like casings that look like red rubies sitting atop its slender twigs.

A beautiful gift for someone who enjoys unique forests! Order your single coin or order the four-coin subscription today!

Special features:
•  ALSO AVAILABLE AS A FOUR-COIN SUBSCRIPTION! Subscribe today and then relax knowing that you will receive all four coins! Also, subscribers will receive a beautiful wooden box to store all four coins with the fourth coin in the subscription!
•  Third issue in this exciting series that explores the diversity and beauty of Canada’s forests.
•  A stunning visual essay on Canadian flora!
•  An original gift for tree-appreciators and proud British Columbians, particularly those who live in the Interior where the Columbia forest and its diversity of biological gems like the western yew can be found.
•  Expertly crafted in 99.99% pure silver with selective colour to showcase the western yew’s standout crimson fruit.
•  Limited mintage of 8,500.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi has created a stunning reverse design that celebrates the beauty of the Columbian forest by portraying one of its most captivating trees; the western yew. The design’s foreground features a gently sloping twig that has been painstakingly enhanced in colour to immediately draw the eye to its ruby red fruit and slender, vibrant green needles. In the background, massive tree trunks and lush growth fill the remainder of the design.

Did you know…
•  There’s a series of mountain ranges in southeastern British Columbia roughly 600 kilometres from the coast. Between their rugged peaks grows a forest that echoes the lush vegetation of the Pacific Northwest, but this forest is unique; it is the world’s only inland temperate rainforest that also receives most of its moisture as snow instead of rain.
•  At lower elevations, massive trees, shrubs and a thick carpet of ferns and mosses cover the ground. As the elevation increases, colder temperatures and a deep blanket of lingering snow create a shorter, more challenging growing season that results in sparse and increasingly stunted growth until no plant or tree can grow.
•  The western yew (Taxus brevifolia) is a slow-growing, long-lived tree that has mastered all of the Columbia forest’s growing conditions—from the forest floor to its highest altitudes. It is also one of the few coniferae species that does not have seed cones. Instead, the western yew produces individual seeds that are protected by fleshy, berry-like casings that look like red rubies sitting atop its slender twigs.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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Specifications

  • No.143131
  • Mintage8,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistJulius Csotonyi (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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