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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Mountain Avens: Emblems of Canada: NorthWest Territories– Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Mountain Avens: Emblems of Canada: NorthWest Territories– Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

$49.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
STATUS:
Ships Jan-12-2021
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Your coin is styled like vintage silver jewellery and fits in a pendant necklace (not included). Order today.

The official floral emblem of the Northwest Territories, the mountain avens (Dryas octopetala) is one of the many wildflowers that signal the arrival of spring in the Arctic. It has hit peak bloom on this pure silver coin, but don't let those silky cream-coloured petals fool you! This member of the rose family is extremely cold hardy, with small leathery leaves and a short stem that keeps it close to the ground in rocky or wind-swept landscapes.

Your coin features a beautiful wildflower that signals the arrival of spring in the Arctic. Order today.

Special features:
  • A CANADIAN FLORAL SHOWCASE: Collect all of Canada's provincial and territorial floral emblems with this new 13-coin series! It's the only series in 2020 to feature Canada's unique flora at an affordable price.
  • A VINTAGE STYLE: The coin's reverse proof finish gives it the look of vintage silver jewellery. This perfectly complements the colour portraits at the centre of our floral-themed celebration of Canada.
  • A HISTORY-MINDED APPROACH: The 13 coins are ordered in the way each province became part of Confederation, followed by each territory.
  • FITS IN A PENDANT NECKLACE: The 27 mm diameter allows your coin to fit in a pendant necklace (not included), which will transform your coin into a beautiful piece of wearable jewellery.
  • A NEW COIN EACH MONTH: Available for individual purchase (a new coin is issued monthly from March 2020 to March 2021) or as part of a monthly subscription that guarantees all 13 flowers will put down roots in your collection. With each subscription, you also get an exclusive graphic beauty box that will hold your 13 coins together as one complete series.
  • A GREAT GIFT OR NEW ADDITION: These beautiful coins make a great Canadian gift and they're the perfect addition to any Canadiana-themed collection.

Design:
The reverse design by Canadian artist Lisa Thomson-Khan features a colour portrait of the official floral emblem of the Northwest Territories, the mountain avens (Dryas octopetala), surrounded by a stylized floral pattern. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

"I designed the series to evoke sentiments of antique hand-painted art, with vibrant colours and bold strokes that are reminiscent of a Victorian style. Inspired by the decorative filigree of fine silver, the ornate decorative border was purposely designed to complement the flowers, using stylized elements that move and twist across the surface like vines and leaves." Lisa Thomson-Khan: Artist

Did you know…
  • In June 1957, the mountains avens was adopted as the official floral emblem of the Northwest Territories. A well-known botanist and explorer had recommended the species.
  • This northern species loves well-drained soil, but as the name suggests, you'll also find it in rocky outcrops and alpine meadows. Its range extends across northern Canada, even in the Arctic Archipelago, and south into Alberta.
  • An eight-petalled beauty (hence its scientific name 'octopetala'), the mountain avens loves the sun! The flowers turn to face the sun and follow its movement across the sky in order to maximize the rays reflecting off the petals and onto the yellow centre. This sun-oriented, directional growth is a phenomenon known as heliotropism (sunflowers do it too!).

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

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Specifications

  • No.177966
  • Mintage4,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishreverse proof
  • Weight (g) 7.96
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value3 dollars
  • ArtistLisa Thomson-Khan (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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