1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone - Mintage: 5,500 (2017)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone – Mintage: 5,500 (2017)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone – Mintage: 5,500 (2017)

$161.95 CAD

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Mintage: 5,500
Canada and US only

Previous coin SOLD OUT! Hurry and order yours today!

A crystal-encrusted drusy stone of brightest green recalls the glorious forest canopy at the height of summer. This is our second coin featuring a semi-precious drusy stone embellishment and exquisite Art Nouveau-inspired engraving.

A beautiful gift for someone who enjoys unique coins! Order yours today!

Special features:
  • DRUSY STONE EMBELLISHMENT!  Highly sought after in the jewellery market, a crystal-encrusted drusy stone embellishes your coin!
  • EACH COIN IS UNIQUE! Only a very small portion of fine drusy quartz has the rich green tones selected for your coin—each is unique!
  • EXPERT ENGRAVING AND FINISHING! The stone leaf emerges from a cluster of engraved birch leaves and catkins. These are set within a striking Art Nouveau-inspired frame of curling wood and stylized leaf forms captured in painstaking detail with expert engraving and finishing.
  • LOW MINTAGE: Low mintage of only 5,500 coins worldwide.
  • POPULAR SERIES! The first coin in this series SOLD OUT. Hurry and order yours today!
  • 1-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, your coin features a cluster of birch leaves that includes a green drusy stone leaf embellishment. The sparkling drusy leaf emerges from the engraved silver cluster, seeming to burst out of the image alongside a clutch of catkins. The image is encircled by an ornate Art Nouveau-style frame of curled branches and stylized foliate shapes. Variations in finishing work with intricate engraving to give the design depth and texture.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone – Mintage: 5500 (2017)
 
2.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (4)
  • Great quality (3)
  • One of A kind (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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2.0

Small but attractive

By Articfox

from Brooklyn NY

About Me Collector

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Difficult To Personalize
  • Expensive
  • Not That Colorful
  • Poor Personalization

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult

Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone – Mintage: 5500 (2017):

This coin is not as colorful or pretty like the first one of the series. Hard to make out anything on this coin. The only true thing about it is the green leaf, RCM just missed the mark with this coin. Low mintage helps, but really expensive.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Interesting

By Pi

from Windsor ON

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult
  • Special Occasion

Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone – Mintage: 5500 (2017):

This coin displays well with the other Drusy stone coins in my collection.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not as good as it may seem

By Ayazdhrolia

from Toronto, Canada

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Different

Cons

  • Looks Cheap
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Part Of Collection

Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone – Mintage: 5500 (2017):

I was very disappointed with the overall look and quality

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not what it seems like

By Ayaz

from Toronto

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Disappointing Finish
    • Expensive
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone – Mintage: 5500 (2017):

      Totally disappointed with this coin

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very good, but not exceptional.

      By Bob

      from Allegheny Cty, Pa

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone – Mintage: 5500 (2017):

        Up for reading a lengthy review?
        If so, here it is.....

        In my opinion, the Drusy stone attachment on this particular coin is a bit overwhelming. Since they decided on a 1oz 38 mm diameter, I would have liked to have seen a thinner and a somewhat smaller piece of stone used. Since it is just attached to the surface, I think the smaller and thinner stone would have made a better balance with the smaller engraved background.
        Also, since I'm "nit-picking", if the squared off stem of the stone could have been more of a pointed shape it may have looked a bit more realistic.

        And since I'm acting as a designer here, I would have really went for the Gusto with the design of this series....meaning I would have produced them in 2 or even 3 ounces on 50 mm surfaces like many of the European mints produce.

        For example with this particular "Birch Leaf" coin now being a 2 or 3 oz thicker piece, I would have added a second and smaller Drusy stone leaf somewhere about the 2 o'clock position from the main leaf. Also both stones would have been "inset" into the coin rather than being simply attached above the surface and of course all background engraving would have been in "High Relief" as well.

        Yes...I know this all adds up to higher prices and is a concern for many collectors, but having more lower minted premium coins is what I would like to see more out of RCM in the future.

        I really like what design concepts RCM comes up with, only wish they would make more 2 or 3 oz premium coins designed in the manner mentioned above.

        With all that said, this coin is still very nice and it's overall quality is excellent.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice coin!

        By JT

        from Montreal, QC

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Collector

        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone – Mintage: 5500 (2017):

        Just got mine today and believe me the picture doesn't make justice because the green leave really stand out!

        Show it to a few person that I know and most of them say WOW!

        Highly recommended!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not nice

        By Mo

        from Ajax, ont

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Not Nice

        Cons

        • Poor Personalization

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves With Drusy Stone – Mintage: 5500 (2017):

        This is a ugly coin, I would not purchase.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        • Q:

          Since the Drury Stone can be found in so many colors may I please suggest that you use more of brighter and not darker colors shades. The darker shades are not nearly as spectacular and uplifting you can really see all the fine detail in the brighter colors the shade of the coin beautiful can Define detail like you can with the brighter colors I'm not nearly as impressed with this latest darker shade Stone. Just one final tip please send her the stones in the coin I know you were trying to make it look more like part of the tree the tree can still be centered in the coin little pet peeve. The stones sound so much better as the centerpiece of the coin when it's in the center of the Corn I'm not buying one of those coins to show off engraving as much as the beautiful stone that's on it all of your Engraving is exception
          Asked on 11/8/2016 by Superflyhapguy from Toronto

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Hello and thank you for your feedback! We will take this back for future drusy leaf coin designs to center the stone in the design as well as look at lighter and brighter colours.

            Thank you

            Answered on 11/10/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
        • Q:

          How many different colors are there can be produced with the Drury Stone?
          Asked on 11/7/2016 by Superflyhapguy from Toronto

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Hello and thank you for your question!
            Drusy stones naturally come in a very wide range of colours from blue to purple, orange, green and brown.

            Answered on 11/8/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
        • Q:

          I have the first coin in the series it took me a little convincing because of how expensive it is compared to others Ventures didn't do it very good Justice. Once I had the coin in my hand and looking at it closely I can really see where the extra money went. I've compared my coin two others of the same type and I definitely have noticed a difference in quality between each 1. Some are definitely lighter in color mine is a darker hue and has no black spots which I've seen in others. My question to you is I believe the first Rusty Stone was centered on the coin the new one looks off-centered quite a bit is that the case? I'd like to know why you did that
          Asked on 10/24/2016 by Superflyhapguy from ON

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Hello!
            Thank you for your question. Since drusy is a naturally occurring stone, you will see variation between the colours of the stones, including black spots in some, and not in others.
            For the birch leaf design, we placed the stone off center and rotated it to make it look like it was an extension of the engraved birch branch.

            Thanks

            Answered on 10/31/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
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        Specifications

        • No.156983
        • Mintage5,500
        • Composition99.99% pure silver
        • Finishproof
        • Weight (g) 31.39
        • Diameter (mm) 38
        • Edgeserrated
        • Certificateserialized
        • Face value20 dollars
        • ArtistTony Bianco (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)