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

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

 
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$139.95 CAD
6000
Canada and US only

First in a new niobium series! Order yours today!

Canada's gardens are filled with a tremendous variety of flowers, but a few of them remain all-time favourites that always capture more admiring gazes than all the others. One is the tulip, and its big, bold dash of springtime colour is so popular that Ottawa has become "The Tulip Capital of North America."

Canada provided safe haven for the Dutch royal family during the Second World War. When the conflict ended, they began sending annual gifts of tulip bulbs to Canada. Today, Ottawa blooms with millions of tulips every year, while Canadians have planted countless more in their gardens from coast to coast.

This spectacular tulip coin has a niobium core that has been individually oxidized for a one-of-a-kind patina that will last forever. It delivers a unique background to showcase the single flower that has been selectively coloured—a tribute to one of Canada's superstar blooms.

A niobium tulip? The princess would have loved it—so will you!  Order yours today!

Special features:
•   1st coin in this exciting new series of 3 showcasing Canada's favourite flowers.
•   This coin features an innovative minting process that incorporates a niobium insert struck into the coin’s silver core. The niobium is selectively coloured using a unique oxidization process produced naturally by niobium’s distinct properties. Niobium is used in superalloys, superconducting magnets and is commonly used to strengthen steel. The ability to make unique colours directly from niobium, make it an interesting metal for coins.
•   The niobium core on each coin has been individually oxidized to permanently change the colour of the metal and create a one-of-a-kind background to showcase the flower. This means each coin has a unique colour due to the niobium oxidization process as the colour cannot be replicated exactly each time!
•   Beautifully crafted in 99.99% pure silver, each design has a single flower in its niobium core that has been selectively coloured. Set against the niobium background, each tulip bloom stands out in its own unique way.
•   Give this coin as a creative twist to the floral bouquet. It's a wonderful piece of art for gardeners and anyone who appreciates the beauty and excitement of springtime tulips!
•   Limited to 6,000 coins worldwide—a must-have!

Design:
This coin shows a single tulip flower selectively coloured so it stands out from a sea of blooms—a tribute to the welcome sight that graces Canadian gardens from coast to coast each spring. The design is further enhanced by the coin's oxidized niobium core to create a stunning, one-of-a-kind effect.

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 - Tulip - Mintage: 6000 (2014)
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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

Cons

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    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

attractive coin

By jim

from wisconsin, USA

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Special Occasion

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

    unique coin with attractive color and shades. It does not lose any of its attractiveness because of its size.
    Nobium coins give a special character to the coins

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Outstanding Coin

    By New1954

    from Toronto, Ontario

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Flower Lovers
    • Holiday Gift
    • Special Occasion
    • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

    Once again the RCM has designed a unique coin; however, too small. It should have been bigger.

    I am truly disappointed that the Certificate of Authentications comes without a story about this flower.

    Please RCM bring back the stories on the COA'S and I suggest that for all unique series, either a box is offered to place collection in or at least get rid of the black cardboard box and invest in the outer packaging with the design of the flower that is on the inside.

    My collection is growing so large that it is wonderful when I can see on the outside packaging exactly what coin is on the inside. I am getting very disappointed in the high numbered coins that I am getting.

    Masters Club members should be receiving "allotted" lower numbered coins, instead of me going to the Post Office and getting lower numbered coins and the RCM should be investing a little more time in design of the outer packaging instead of always that "black" ordinary outer sleeve.

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    • No

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful coin

    By Graceland

    from Middle Village,NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Too Small

    Best Uses

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

      Another coin for my collection.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful design!!!!!

      By Retired Soldier

      from Trenton, Ontario

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          This coin is spectacular. The photo does not do it justice.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          beautiful coin first in series

          By COINATION

          from montreal,canada

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult

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

            This coins the first in series of niobium coins in the flower series.low mintage 6000 unique oxidation finish in the centre of coin.each finish in the middle of coin is unique in colour and appearance.pure silver but taxable because total coin not 100 percent silver.the centre is not. but a great coin will sell out fast.price raises to 160.00 but well worth it. keep em coming rcm also best wishes to mr. bennett on his success of the mint over the last 8 years we all wish him well.signed master club member for life

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            • No.130933
            • Mintage6000
            • 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)