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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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree - Mintage: 8500 (2015)
 
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5.0

Crazy about the red berries on this coin.

By SIS

from Canada

About Me Collector

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition
  • Rare

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lifetime

    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

    I really like this coin. The red berries are awesome and the engravings on the coin are really detailed.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Beautiful detail

    By Julia93

    from Toronto, ON

    About Me Quality Driven, Value Great Design

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Christmas gift

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

      The detail on the coin is better than expected. Very pleased with the coin size and overall design.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      columbian yew tree beautiful well done

      By nina

      from montreal quebec

      About Me Quality Driven

      Pros

      • A Must Have
      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

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          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

          a great piece to own

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Best design in the series so far...

          By blastofffireworks

          from Manitoba

          About Me Collector, Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Detail

          Cons

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              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

              The detail on this coin makes it my favorite in the series. The berries seem to "pop" right off of the coin!

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              • No
               
              4.0

              A beautiful coin

              By CL

              from Ontario

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

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                  Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                  Beautiful layout

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Coin Great Series

                  By JHB

                  from Toronto

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Good Value
                  • Unique

                  Cons

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                    • Gift For Adult

                    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                    I appreciate uniquely Canadian series

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                    • No

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                    1.0

                    Boring coin

                    By Dennis

                    from Toronto

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                    Pros

                    • One Of A Kind

                    Cons

                    • Expensive
                    • Nothing special

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                      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Forests of Canada: Columbian Yew Tree - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                      I am getting annoyed with RCM making major changes to specs. This is originally an eight-coin series. Now, it becomes four. Like the 2013 F15 and O Canada Coin series, RCM delayed sending the bonus item again. As for this coin, it has an unispiring design. I'd not have bought it if it were not part of a series.

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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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