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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Purple Violet: Floral Emblems of Canada: New Brunswick – Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Purple Violet: Floral Emblems of Canada: New Brunswick – Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

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

The purple violet is a water-loving perennial herb–if it's not growing in water, it's likely growing near it. Its blue-centred blooms will catch your eye from May to July, when they add a punch of colour to meadows, bogs and open woodlands. New Brunswick's official flower is one of several Canadian emblems that were selected by means of public input. It's also the featured star of our 4th Floral Emblems of Canada coin series, with a reverse design that captures the look of antique silver jewellery.

A gorgeous gift of New Brunswicks's beautiful purple violet 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 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 stylized floral pattern on the outer ring, while the inner core features a colour portrait of the official floral emblem of New Brunswick, the purple violet (Viola cucullata). 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…
  • This wildflower of eastern Canada occurs from Ontario eastward to Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Its species name, cucullata, means "hoodlike." It's considered a stemless violet, meaning its flowers and leaves rise up from the rhizome buried in the ground.
  • The purple violet became New Brunswick's official flower on December 1, 1936. It was selected after consultation with the Women's Institute, the province's schoolchildren and the Lieutenant Governor.
  • Think you have a purple violet in your garden or outdoor space? Violets can be tricky to identify (there are a few different species) but look very closely at the lower side petals–the purple violet is the only one with swollen/club-tipped beard hairs.

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.177535
  • 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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