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3 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Monarch Migration - Mintage: 3,500 (2017)

3 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Monarch Migration - Mintage: 3,500 (2017)

$299.95 CAD
Mintage: 3,500
Canada and US only
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The monarch butterfly delights and enchants as it flutters through the air on boldly patterned wings. Canada's most famous butterfly is beautifully coloured on this coin, where the engraved milkweeds represent an important part of the story: it is the monarch's host plant. Its leaves are essential to sustaining the next generation of monarchs, which will press on with an epic migration that is nothing short of inspirational.

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Special features:
  • OUR LARGEST BUTTERFLY-THEMED COIN YET! With a 55-mm diameter, your three-ounce pure silver coin is our largest butterfly-themed coin yet!
  • RE-CREATES THE MONARCH'S DISTINCTIVE COLOURS! A colour application masterfully re-creates the monarch's distinctive colours and wing patterns, which are instantly recognized by most Canadians.
  • SHINES WITH A MIRROR-LIKE PROOF FINISH! Your coin was meticulously engraved in a beautiful proof finish that is as luminous as a bright, sunny day!
  • SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! Your coin includes a serialized certificate!
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 3,500 coins worldwide.
  • THREE OUNCES PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from three ounces of 99.99% pure silver!


Designed by Canadian artist Graham Spaull, your coin captures the enchanting beauty of a beloved summer resident of Canada, whose epic migration is perhaps unrivalled in the insect world. Resplendent in full colour, the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) displays its orange-and-black wings as it approaches a patch of milkweeds (Asclepias). The tall, leafy stems are engraved in fine detail to represent an important part of the story: the milkweed is the monarch's host plant. It is essential to sustaining monarch populations, since the butterfly deposits its eggs on the leaves that will exclusively sustain the larvae (caterpillar). The reverse includes the face value "50 DOLLARS" and the year "2017". The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


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

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  • No.162629
  • Mintage3,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 94.4
  • Diameter (mm) 55
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value50 dollars
  • ArtistGraham Spaull (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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