Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms -Mintage: 6,500 (2016)

Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6,500 (2016)

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Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6,500 (2016)

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$64.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,500
Canada and US only

A gorgeous coin that features the cherry tree's characteristic pink cloud. Order today!

Delicate shades of pink fill this pure silver coin to breathtaking effect. The springtime blossom of the cherry tree is an ancient symbol in Japanese culture that has long been celebrated in poetry and art—and continues to inspire cross-cultural festivals to this day. Vancouver's famous Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, while farther east, the cherry trees that bloom in Toronto's High Park stand as living symbols of friendship between Canada and Japan.

Celebrate spring and all of the beauty the season brings, with this magnificent engraved coin with colour! Order today!

Special features:
  • The application of soft colours infuses the pink flowers with a life-like aura of lightness and fragile beauty. A flowing graphic flourish behind the bough represents the passage of time and the continuing reverence for the cherry blossom in art and culture.
  • The addition of a modern flourish to a timeless image results in a vibrant contemporary design that is sure to appeal to art appreciators and collectors alike!
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER! Features colour over the engraved depiction of a Kwanzan cherry tree in full bloom.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Jan Poynter, your coin captures the soul-stirring splendour of a blooming Kwanzan cherry tree, as can be seen in many parks and neighbourhoods throughout Canada in the spring. Finely detailed engraving recreates the delicate appearance of the iconic five-petal blossoms, both on the tree and the flower-laden bough in the foreground.

Did you know?
  • Cherry trees belong to the Prunus genus of shrubs and trees, which includes almonds, peaches, plums and apricots; they all fall within the Rosaceae family, which includes roses, apples and pears. 
  • Many of the trees that produce these famous blossoms are bred more for their flowers than their fruit.
  • The leaves and the blossoms are considered to be edible but in small quantities only, since they contain coumarin, which can be toxic in high doses.
  • Just like their blooms, ornamental cherry trees can have a relatively short lifespan—many of these cultivars live an average of only 20 years.
  • The Yoshino cherry tree is the most popular cherry tree in Japan and produces white flowers of five petals in early April. In North America, the Kwanzan cherry tree is more popular, with flowers of multiple dark pink petals that emerge roughly two weeks after the Yoshino variety.
  • In Vancouver, 500 cherry trees were gifted by the mayors of Kobe and Yokohama in the early 1930s, with 300 more donated in 1958 by the Japanese consul; by 1990, nearly 36% of the trees on the city's streets were plum and cherry trees.
  • In 1959, 2,000 Yoshino trees were gifted to the citizens of Toronto on behalf of the citizens of Tokyo, Japan.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

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Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016)
 
4.9

(based on 94 reviews)

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    (84)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (83)
  • Unique (66)
  • Great quality (65)
  • One of A kind (55)
  • Good value (54)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Difficult to personalize (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (52)
  • Special occasion (50)
  • Holiday gift (24)
  • Wedding gift (23)
  • Gift for child (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (68), Budget shopper (32)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (76), Yes (16)

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5.0

Love it and would buy it again!

By Christine

from Langley, BC Canada

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven, Unique Products

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Unique

Cons

  • Took Too Long To Receive

Best Uses

  • Add To Collection

Comments about Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

this was a great investment. although we purchased it way back March the 3 or 4th and didn't receive it until June 3. Why do you have to wait that long? if they are selling them why aren't they ready to go?

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Nice, beautiful coin

By johnT

from Ottawaa, Canada

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

      Love this coin, hope more cans will be added.
      Lilacs ( lady Preston), Macintosh Apple in Blossom

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      very classy

      By Freddy

      from Montreal

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

        loved the design

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful coin!

        By Shell

        from Listowel ON

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Holiday Gift
          • Investment Gift For Self
          • Special Occasion
          • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

          Comments about Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

          My only complaint about this coin is that it is not part of a set! There are many Beautiful flowering shrubs and trees that could have made this a lovely subscription series coin! Otherwise, it's a beautiful addition to any collector's coin displays!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          a very beautiful coin

          By andyco

          from Montreal,Quebec

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Great Quality
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For My Collection

            Comments about Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

            This an absolutely beautiful coin . It will make a very nice addition to my collection.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            would buy this coin again.

            By charlie

            from ab

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

              this coin is wonderful I would tell others to buy it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              First Ever Coin My Wife Truly Loved!

              By PB

              from Alberta

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Quality
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult

                Comments about Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                I purchased this for my wife's Birthday gift. She happened to pass by my TV when this coin was on The Shopping Channel. She said what a beautiful coin (which she never says), I was floored. I purchased a chain and bezel set to turn it into a jewelry piece. When she opened it, she was truly excited! I have a huge collection, and this was the first coin to ever produce a very positive reaction.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Very Attractive

                By Don

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Great Quality
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                    Added to my collection.

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this kind again

                    By Sallee

                    from Ontario

                    About Me Quality Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Personalize

                    Best Uses

                    • Special Occasion

                    Comments about Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                    Cherry Blossoms was very pretty and good value. The mintage makes it even more valuable to me.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    A beautiful piece of craftsmanship.

                    By Design by Fusion

                    from Ottawa, Canada

                    About Me Quality Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Adult

                    Comments about Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Celebration of Spring: Cherry Blossoms – Mintage: 6500 (2016):

                    I love fine silver and this is a valuable piece of collection.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      Are you truly waiting for more stock or are you sold out?
                      Asked on 3/29/2016 by Maimo from Nanaimo, BC Canada

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi Maimo,

                        We are sold out.

                        Answered on 3/31/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Is this coin sold out and won't be available from the Royal Canadian Mint online store anymore?

                      Thank you
                      Asked on 3/24/2016 by Derek from Calgary, AB

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi Derek - you are correct. We have no more stock of this item.

                        Answered on 3/31/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      I have noticed the "cherry blossom" coin has a mintage of 6500 indicated on the mint website; however, authorized dealer websites indicate a mintage of 10000. Is the mintage 6500 as indicated?
                      Asked on 3/5/2016 by jag

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi jag - the mintage on this page is correct. It is 6500. Thanks for your question.

                        Answered on 3/16/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Hi I was wondering, I'm going to purchase this coin because it's very beautiful, but my question is how low does the mintage have to be for a coin to be valuable and hold its value and can you tell me the mintage number like 10000 or like 6500 or is it even less of the mintage number for it to be valuable thanks Dan.
                      Asked on 3/2/2016 by Dan from Niagara Falls ont

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Thank you for your question. All our coins are considered valuable for various reasons, whether it is for personal reasons or for collector reasons. For more information about the value of your coin, please review our FAQ section: http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/faq-1100010#Q18

                        Answered on 3/7/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Is this part of a set?
                      Asked on 2/26/2016 by jims from newmarket ont

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi jims ... thanks for the question. There is no set planned for this item at this time.

                        Answered on 2/29/2016 by Anonymous
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                    Specifications

                    • No.150432
                    • Mintage6,500
                    • Composition99.99% pure silver
                    • Finishproof
                    • Weight (g) 23.17
                    • Diameter (mm) 36.07
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value15 dollars
                    • ArtistJan Poynter (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)