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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Purple Saxifrage: Floral Emblems of Canada: Nunavut – Mintage: 4,000 (2021)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Purple Saxifrage: Floral Emblems of Canada: Nunavut – Mintage: 4,000 (2021)

$49.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
STATUS:
Ships Mar-09-2021
Canada and US only
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Your coin is styled like vintage silver jewellery and fits in a pendant necklace (not included). Order today.

Beautiful purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) is known as aupaluktunnguat in Inuktitut, one of Nunavut's four official languages. This star-shaped flower is one of Canada's northernmost wildflower species. It's also one of the first signs of spring in the Arctic, where its speedy re-emergence after a harsh winter is symbolic of the hardy, determined nature of the region's inhabitants.

A gorgeous gift of Nunavut's beautiful purple saxifrage for that special someone. 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 Nunavut, the purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia). 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…
  • Nunavut was officially established on April 1, 1999. A year later, on May 1, 2000, the purple saxifrage was adopted as the official floral emblem of Nunavut.
  • Saxifraga is derived from the Latin words saxum, meaning "stone" or "rock," and frango, meaning "to break." This floral species commonly roots in rock fissures and crevices, where it gives the impression that it has split the stone.
  • Purple saxifrage flowers are edible—in fact, they're part of a traditional diet in some communities where berries aren't available. The stems and leaves are also used for tea, while the sweet blooms have been used (in moderation) to help relieve gastric problems.

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.178003
  • 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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