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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Pitcher Plant: Floral Emblems of Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador – Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Pitcher Plant: Floral Emblems of Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador – Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

$49.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
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Ships Dec-01-2020
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Your coin is styled like vintage silver jewellery and fits in a pendant necklace (not included). Order today.

A Newfoundland symbol that predates Confederation, the pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurpea) gets a lot of attention due to its carnivorous nature. But the resilience of this wetland species, and the beauty this coin so clearly displays, are the qualities that have made it an ideal emblem for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1954.

Your coin features a colour portrait of the official floral emblem of Newfoundland and Labrador. 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 coloured portrait of the official floral emblem of Newfoundland and Labrador, the pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea), 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…
  • It is one of several species of carnivorous plants that are native to Canada. You'll find it in wetlands across the country, but it is more famously associated with the bogs and marshes of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • The pitcher plant secretes a sweet substance to lure its insect prey. Tiny hairs trap the insects in the rainwater-filled tubular leaves and the insects (even flying ones) eventually drown. Enzymes and microorganisms then dissolve the prey to nourish the plant.
  • The pitcher plant first appeared on Newfoundland's one-cent coin in 1865 — that's two years before the Dominion of Canada was established. Before becoming Canada's youngest province in 1949, Newfoundland issued its own coins until 1947, and all coins dated 1940 to 1947 were struck at our Ottawa facility.
  • In 1954, the Newfoundland Cabinet designated the pitcher plant as the official provincial flower. Today, a stylized illustration of the flower features prominently in the province's logo.

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.177954
  • 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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