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Pure Silver Coin with Swarovski® Crystals - Classic Holiday Ornament - Mintage: 5,500 (2018)

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Pure Silver Coin with Swarovski® Crystals - Classic Holiday Ornament - Mintage: 5,500 (2018)

$159.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Concave shape echoes the curve of early glass ball ornaments! Order today!

The season of glimmering, glistening lights is here—and your breathtaking coin re-creates the stunning beauty of a vintage tree ornament using 21st-century innovations. Its special concave shape echoes the curve of those early glass balls and is punctuated with a holiday-red Swarovski® crystal. Its chiselled indentations are a 19th-century invention to reflect candlelight: a design so enduring that anyone who decorated a tree, mantle or table into the 1960s will remember unpacking these beautiful heirlooms each year. True to tradition, your coin also features classic engraving meticulously crafted with a proof finish for a delicate frosted effect.

The perfect gift for that extra-special host or hostess, or holiday aficionado! Order your coin today!

Special features:
  • A FIRST! Our first Holiday-themed coin with a concave shape to mimic a glass ornament.
  • A gorgeous coin with an unexpected shape and design—an incredibly beautiful and rare find!
  • A unique and prestigious keepsake that brings the history of early Holiday traditions to life. This coin will spark fond memories and captivate revellers for generations to come!
  • A rare and original touch to Holiday decorating that’s sure to garner admiring gazes and lively conversation all around!
  • The perfect gift for that extra-special hostess or Holiday aficionado!

Design:

Canadian artist Calder Moore recreated the incredible beauty of a vintage tree ornament to remarkable effect on your coin. A circular design of chiselled indentations dominates the centre of the coin, with a holiday-red Swarovski® crystal glistening in the middle. Classic elements such as frosted stripes, snowflakes and delicately curved lines, dots and petals, complete the design.

Did you know…
  • The first Christmas tree in North America is believed to have appeared in 1781, in Sorel, Québec, when Baroness Riedesel delighted dinner guests by having a balsam fir erected in the dining room, its branches adorned with fruits and white candles.
  • Glass tree ornaments are believed to be a German invention, hailing from Lauscha in the Thuringian Forest, a glassblowing center dating back to 1597.
  • The first glass tree ornaments began appearing in the 1840s and were originally made in the shape of fruits, nuts, heart- and star-shaped cookies, and other edible items traditionally used to decorate trees and fir boughs.
  • Electric lights came into vogue at the turn of the century. In 1896, revellers in Westmount, Quebec, were among the first Canadians to admire an electrically lit tree. By 1900, large stores were using illuminated trees to attract customers.

Packaging:

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

When you order your coin, buy two—one as a gift for you, the other as a gift to someone you care about.

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Specifications

  • No.162721
  • Mintage5,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 30.75
  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value25 dollars
  • ArtistCalder Moore (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Accessed November 19, 2017