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August Birthstone - Pure Silver Coin made with Swarovski® Crystal - Mintage: 4,000 (2018)

August Birthstone - Pure Silver Coin made with Swarovski® Crystal - Mintage: 4,000 (2018)

$54.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only
89% SOLD! 

Your peridot birthstone is said to bring felicity, friendship, influence, and protection! Order today!

Your coin features a Swarovski® crystal that represents the month’s birthstone, the peridot! Peridot symbolizes strength and power, but also brings felicity, friendship, influence and protection to all who are born in August. It was once mined by the ancient Greeks, and was thought to possess remarkable healing properties that could protect one from depression and fear.

The perfect birthday gift for someone born in August! Order today!

Special features:
  • EIGHTH COIN IN 12-COIN SERIES! Your coin is the eighth in the monthly series that combines complex engraving, selective colour and a gem-toned crystal for a sparkling celebration of each birth month!
  • FEATURES A GENUINE SWAROVSKI® CRYSTAL! Each coin features a genuine Swarovski® crystal that represents each month’s birthstone and its colour.
  • STUNNING COLOUR! Selective colour extends the celebration to the engraved elements emanating from your coin’s centre.
  • BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED! The mandala’s layered pattern is beautifully engraved in outstanding detail—including the mid-relief lotus that naturally draws your eye!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 4,000 coins worldwide.
  • PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

Designed by Pandora Young, your coin presents a cross-cultural celebration inspired by the ancient tradition of Indian mehndi. A symmetrical arrangement of highly ornate shapes and symbols form a 12-point radial pattern that reflects the calendar year. A prominent henna motif—the lotus—is among the finely detailed elements that emanate from the centre, where a colourful Swarovski® crystal represents the August birthstone, peridot. A selective application of colour complements the stone, while the playful contrast between soft and vivid tones highlights the layered complexity of the engraved artistry. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Peridot is one of the few gems that occurs in just one colour. However, hues can vary from yellow-green to brown, while the most popular are lime and olive green.
  • Today, peridot is found in Arizona, as well as China, Myanmar, and Pakistan.
  • In Hawaii, peridot is thought to symbolize the tears of the goddess of fire and volcanoes, Pele.

Packaging:

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

Order today!

Reviews

My dad loves it

4

My dad is a collector, and I got this for him for Father's Day.

Jess

Calgary Alberta

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Good gift

4

Birth sign

Keiffer

Aurora

Awesome coin!

5

I was really impressed on how nice this coin was. My dad gave me collectible coins when I was a kid and I wanted to do that with my kids as well. One difference is that back then the coins were not as amazing as they are now. Such a great keepsake!

Gilles...

Ottawa, Canada

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Much Too Small

1

I bought this to give as a gift and returned it because it's just much too small. (I was intending to buy the whole year's worth to display but wanted to see what they looked like first.) Although it looks lovely on a computer screen, in actuality it's tiny. And I mean doll-house or child-small. And it's just much too small to give as a gift. It is made of silver, not gold, so I'm not sure why RCM is scrimping on the size. These should be at least as large as the standard Silver Maple Leaf coin (which is 38mm). I thought that at 27mm it's only 11mm smaller and maybe it will still look nice. But at 27 it's just a little bigger than the top part of your thumb. It's just not substantial enough to display or to give as a respectable gift. The design is absolutely gorgeous though and it would be magnificent at 38mm. Design wise it's much nicer than the last year's astrological series. The presentation is well done, as we've come to expect from RCM. But no matter how lovely the box or the capsule, the item itself is just much, much too small. Perhaps it would be a nice gift for a child of 5-8, but it's too tiny for an adult gift. And unless someone is a real coin-lover an adult is most likely not going to wear it as a pendant because there are so many beautiful jewelry silver birthstone pendants out there that are made with real precious stones and don't cost all that much more than this coin. Only real coin-lovers or grandmas who get this as a gift from a grandchild will wear a very tiny coin like this as a pendant. That's my humble opinion for what it's worth. RCM Product Development - I hope you're reading this. Please consider making this much larger and charging a little more. It would be a great gift in a larger size and I would happily pay more for the extra weight and size and would think others would as well. Or perhaps you can make 2 sizes - a small one for children or for wearing and then a much larger one for coin display and adult gifts.

RCM Coin Admirer

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Definitely will buy again

4

It's a unique gift to anyone for I am giving something that is limited in quantity plus it can be worn as a necklace.

Gabby

Toronto

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A Great Coin at a Great Price

5

I purchased this through Canada Post for a friend and she loves it. I was impressed by the quality of the coin and its appearance. A great deal. Am looking to purchase another.

Harrybear

Nanaimo, B.C.

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As A Gift

5

Gave it to the other half with bezel and chain. She loves it and wears it all the time.

Shooter

Chilliwack, Can.

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Absolutely stunning!!!

5

The coin is absolutely beautiful!!! It definitelyexceeds my expectations. The only thing I found was a tiny particle of dust I inside the case it came in.

Nik

Kaleden

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Very nice coin

5

Great gift idea!

Mo

Callander

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I would buy this again

5

For me, for my birthday

cam

Sherwood Park, AB

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165445en

4.6 24

95.5

The August birthstone coin. Is it the first and will other months (all 12) follow with their gemstones.

Lea

Hello Lea and thank you for asking. All the previous month's coins were already released and are all available to purchase. If a person wants to purchase them all, we suggest subscribing for the subscription. The twelve coins would be sent at a rate of one per month.

Chantal (Customer Service)

silver wieght?

joe

Hello Joe and thank you for asking. The weight of the silver content is 7.96 grams.

Chantal (Customer Service)

Specifications

  • No.165445
  • Mintage4,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 7.96
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value5 dollars
  • ArtistPandora Young (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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