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Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)

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Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)

 
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$99.95 CAD
10000
Canada and US only

Second coin in highly popular series. Order yours today!

This beautifully engraved and painted 99.99% pure silver coin features the red-spotted purple, whose Canadian habitat is largely restricted to southern Ontario. This lovely butterfly's colouring and spot patterns represent an important protective adaptation: the red-spotted purple has evolved to mimic a poisonous butterfly, the Pipevine Swallowtail.

Limenitis arthemis astyanax looks much like its close relative, the well-known White Admiral butterfly. Its upper wings are bright bluish-purple and outlined with several rows of blue-white dashes. The upper hind wing is marked with lovely iridescent blue-green squares.Where their ranges overlap, the red-spotted purple also bears the familiar white bands of the White Admiral. The red-spotted purple is most commonly found on the outskirts of wooded areas, on gravel roads sunning its wings, in open meadows, and in woodland clearings.

Did you know…
•   The red-spotted purple prefers to lay its eggs on plum and oak leaves.
•   The adults fly throughout the summer, from June to mid-September, and are diurnal, restricting their active period to daylight hours.
A thoughtful and valuable gift for nature lovers and art aficionados. Order yours today!

Special features:
•   Arrives packaged in a beautiful hologram beauty box!
•   This painted and engraved 99.99% pure silver coin highlights the intense coloration of the red-spotted purple butterfly.
•   Celebrate the life and habits of a beloved Canadian insect species, beautifully engraved and coloured, with a slight shimmer effect to further enhance its beauty.
•   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 with a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
This coin features a profile portrait of a red-spotted purple drinking nectar from the heart of a black-eyed Susan flower. The butterfly, engraved and coloured in full glorious colour, is viewed from its right side. The viewer is presented with a lovely view of the red-spotted purple's under-wing. Here we see the characteristic dark purple-black colouring, with some of the blue iridescence that characterizes most of the upper side of the delicate wing. The light blue-white markings around the wing contrast prettily with the bright red spots that give this butterfly its name. The butterfly stands on top of an engraved black-eyed Susan flower, drinking nectar from the flower's center.

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

Order your coin today!

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Royal Canadian MintFine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (22)
  • Great quality (17)
  • One of A kind (14)
  • Unique (13)
  • Good value (11)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Gift (11)
  • Special occasion (8)
  • Gift for child (6)
  • Wedding gift (5)
  • Holiday gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (16), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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5.0

Loved the box

By Tipupking

from Adrian, NY USA

About Me Outdoorsman

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Nice Colors

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Gift for myself

Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014):

Beautiful coin in a spectacular package.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Beautiful Coin

By Truth is Marching On

from Canada

About Me Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Gift For Child

    Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014):

    This is a great looking coin. The butterfly has a bit of sparkle to it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent Series

    By JRC

    from Georgetown

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014):

      Produce More of this butterfly series

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      beautiful coin

      By crazy uncle

      from MELFORT, SASKATCHEWAN

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014):

          great addition to the butterfly coin series

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Lovely coin with bold colours.

          By Lindy

          from Mississauga, Ontario

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Gift For Child
            • Holiday Gift
            • Special Occasion
            • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

            Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014):

            Very happy with this purchase. My granddaughter loves butterflies and will be getting a butterfly coin on several occasions going forward.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            CA Buttertfly and Bird Coins

            By drummerboypaul

            from Dallas, Texas, USA

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Gift For Child
            • Special Occasion
            • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

            Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014):

            You guys have the best coins, especially the butterfly, bird, and Eagle coins

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great piece of Canadiana

            By sit, the Collector

            from Chilliwack, B.C.

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014):

                Great detail in the artwork, beautiful colour.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Gorgeous Coin

                By Billd

                from Palo Alto, CA.

                About Me Quality Driven

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Gift For Child
                  • Holiday Gift
                  • Special Occasion

                  Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014):

                  To nice to use at the local vending machine :)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful

                  By jan.roy

                  from Gooderham, Ontario

                  About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Great Quality
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Child

                    Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014):

                    For the grand children future.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    4.0

                    Looks Much Better than Pictured!

                    By wheelsmarcotte

                    from Delta, B.C.

                    About Me Hobby collector

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Detailed And Bright

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Series collection

                    Comments about Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin - Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Mintage: 10,000 (2014):

                    Display nature of Canada; could have naturalist figure on the reverse.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • No.130556
                    • Mintage10000
                    • Composition99.99% pure silver
                    • Finishproof
                    • Weight (g) 31.83
                    • Diameter (mm) 40
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value20 dollars
                    • ArtistCelia Godkin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)