Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring - Flowers in Canada Series - Poinsettia - Mintage: 6,000 (2014)

Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring - Flowers in Canada Series - Poinsettia - Mintage: 6,000 (2014)

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Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring - Flowers in Canada Series - Poinsettia - Mintage: 6,000 (2014)

$139.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,000
Canada and US only

Third coin in the popular Flowers of Canada niobium series! Order yours today!

Across Canada, the poinsettia is a cherished plant that comes into full bloom in December to beautify homes, offices, stores and institutions during the holiday season. It's considered one of North America's best-selling potted plants, with a number of commercial growers in British Columbia churning out thousands of festive blooms for Canadians to enjoy each year.

This enduring Canadian staple has a fascinating history. The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) originally hails from Mexico and was cultivated by the Aztecs as a gift from the gods. In the early 1800s, Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US ambassador to Mexico, brought cuttings home to South Carolina. From there, the plant's festive role spread across the continent, ultimately leading to its current name, which honours the plant-loving ambassador.

A beautiful gift for someone you know who loves flowers! Order yours today!

Special features:
•  Third coin in this exciting new series showcasing Canada's popular flowers.
•  Beautifully crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a niobium core on each coin that has been individually oxidized to permanently change the colour of the metal. Set against the niobium background, the single coloured poinsettia stands out in its own unique way.
•  Give this coin as a creative twist to the floral bouquet and unique holiday gift. It's a wonderful piece of art for plant enthusiasts, gardeners and festive souls who lovingly deck their halls with beauty in December.
•  Limited to 6,000 coins worldwide—a must-have!

Design:
Your coin shows a poinsettia flower selectively coloured so it stands out from a sea of blooms—a stunning tribute to the star-shaped flower that beautifies holiday festivities across Canada every year. The design is further enhanced by the coin's oxidized niobium core to create a stunning, one-of-a-kind effect.

Did you know…
•  Industry analysts cite the poinsettia as one of North America's best-selling potted plants with a number of commercial growers in British Columbia churning out thousands of holiday blooms for Canadians each year.
•  The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) hails from Mexico and was cultivated by the Aztecs as a gift from the gods. In the 17th century, (post-conquest) Franciscan monks in southern Mexico began using it in nativity scenes and processions.
•  In the early 1800s, Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US ambassador to Mexico brought cuttings home to South Carolina. From there, the plant's festive role spread across the continent, ultimately leading to its current name, which honours the plant-loving ambassador.
•  The niobium core on each of these poinsettia coins has been individually oxidized for a spectacular one-of-a-kind patina that will last forever. It's an amazing tribute to the star-shaped flower that beautifies holiday festivities every year.

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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Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring - Flowers in Canada Series - Poinsettia - Mintage: 6000 (2014)
 
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5.0

This is a Coin for Me.

By Harold the Flower Guy

from San Francisco, California

About Me Eclectic Collector

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For Me

    Comments about Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring - Flowers in Canada Series - Poinsettia - Mintage: 6000 (2014):

    I am a florist and love the color purple. You couldn't have chosen a better coin for me to buy for MYSELF!

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Merry Christmas

    By randy

    from Brighton, ON

    About Me Loyal Collector

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Gift For Child
      • Holiday Gift

      Comments about Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring - Flowers in Canada Series - Poinsettia - Mintage: 6000 (2014):

      This is a beautiful, festive coin. The only thing that would have made it better would be to add the green of the poinsetta leaves. Notwithstanding this the coin really adds to the celebrations of the season

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      1.0

      poor coin

      By A

      from NS

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        • Expensive
        • Too Small

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          Comments about Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring - Flowers in Canada Series - Poinsettia - Mintage: 6000 (2014):

          ugly small and expensive

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          4.0

          Pointsetta Niobium coin

          By Moose

          from Alberta

          Pros

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

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            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring - Flowers in Canada Series - Poinsettia - Mintage: 6000 (2014):

            Nice having the whole set of Niobium coins

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            Specifications

            • No.130936
            • Mintage6,000
            • Composition99.99% pure silver with niobium core
            • Finishproof
            • Weight (g) 9
            • Diameter (mm) 28
            • Edgeinterrupted serrations
            • Certificateserialized
            • Face value5 dollars
            • ArtistBert Liverance (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)