1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
Canada and US only

An ideal gift for someone you know who loves butterflies!

The giant sulphur (Colias Gigantea) steals the show on this breathtaking coin. It is one of Canada's largest sulphurs with a wingspan of 37 to 55 mm and is one of the few butterfly species known to inhabit the Arctic. Most people will spot this wonder throughout the northern and western regions of Canada, in moist areas like bogs, meadows and roadside ditches where willows and flowers are plentiful.

A thoughtful gift for nature lovers! Order yours today!

Special features:
  • LENTICULAR 3D BOX: Your coin's beauty box uses a lenticular design to portray the butterfly flapping its wings in a 3D-like manner!
  • This painted and engraved 99.99% pure silver coin features shimmer colour on the butterfly's wings to highlight the intense coloration of the Colias gigantea butterfly.
  • Beautiful mirror-like proof in fine silver.
  • Celebrate the life and habits of a beloved Canadian insect species, beautifully engraved and painted.
  • A low mintage of 10,000 coins means that this edition is sure to be sought after by collectors.
  • A lovely addition to any collection featuring fine artwork, natural images, native species of Canada, butterflies and other insect species, or Canadiana.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited mintage worldwide.

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Celia Godkin, your coin features a portrait of a Colias gigantea drinking nectar from the heart of a wild strawberry flower. The butterfly, engraved and painted in shimmery, light-reflective colour, is viewed in profile from its right side. Standing on one of two strawberry blossoms engraved in exceptional detail, alongside a bud and three leaves from the same plant, the brightly coloured butterfly characteristically raises its wings as it stands and feeds. Here we are treated to a view of the lovely silver dot on the underside of its wing.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a lenticular 3D beauty box, which portrays the butterfly flapping its wings.

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10000 (2015)
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Detailed (9)
  • Displays well (8)
  • Authentic (6)
  • Mint condition (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Adults (7)
  • Hobby (5)
  • Young children (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (7), Grandparent (4)
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5.0

Beautiful Coin - Beautiful Presentation.

By CLP

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Young Children

    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

    A Coin for Each Grandchild to Celebrate the Year They Were Born. Wonderful Keepsake!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    great value for your dollar

    By Ade the collector

    from Ont

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    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well

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      • Hobby
      • Older Children
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      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

      A great looking coin but it is a shame that it will be the end of this series when there are so many more beautiful butterflies around

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Giant sulphur

      By Nel

      from Zurich Ontario

      About Me Collector, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

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      Pros

      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

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        • Adults
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        • Lifetime

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

        Love the detail on this coin, it will be a gift someday for my kids and grandkids.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Green Goddess

        By Bruce

        from Albuquerque, NM, USA

        About Me Collector, Naturalist

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        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Displays Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

          I think this is a well designed coin. I like the shimmering green color of the butterfly, which provides a delightful contrast to the high gloss silver background and the wild strawberry flowers.

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          • No
           
          4.0

          a beautiful coin

          By bluegramma

          from Edmonton, AB

          About Me Grandparent

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          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

            This butterfly is part of my collection. It displays well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            NICE SIMPLE BUT DETAILED ENGRAVING.

            By SILVERNUGGET

            from ALBERTA,CANADA

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            • Detailed
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              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

              THIS COIN SHOWS WELL AND WILL LOOK GOOD WITH THE OTHER TWO.NICE CLEAR DESIGN BUT GOOD DETAIN IN THE ENGRAVING.MOST PEOPLE WILL GIVE THIS A THUMBS UP.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              This is a great coin to buy for those who love butterfiies

              By The Collingwood Man

              from Collingwood ON

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              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • Mint Condition

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                • Adults
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                • Lifetime
                • Memorabilia
                • Older Children
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                • Young Children

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                I have the coins at home on display to look at them from time to time

                 
                5.0

                eccellant

                By tracula

                from Peterborough On Canada

                About Me Collector, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Memorabilia

                  Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                  I collect coins and this was inspiring to me.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  looks great

                  By buddyboy

                  from Burnaby B.C.

                  About Me Collector

                  Pros

                  • Detailed

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                    • Adults
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                    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Butterflies of Canada : Giant Sulphur – Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                    I like the one ounce silver coins

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                    • No

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                    Specifications

                    • No.143786
                    • Mintage10,000
                    • Composition99.99% pure silver
                    • Finishproof
                    • Weight (g) 31.83
                    • Diameter (mm) 40
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value20 dollars
                    • ArtistCelia Godkin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)