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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Wild Rose: Floral Emblems of Canada: Alberta – Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Wild Rose: Floral Emblems of Canada: Alberta – Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

$49.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
STATUS:
Ships Nov-10-2020
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Your coin is styled like vintage silver jewellery and fits in a pendant necklace (not included). Order today.

Every summer, the fragrant wild rose colours Alberta's landscape so that everywhere you look, there's a profusion of pink—a sight that proves you're in Wild Rose Country. Our ninth Floral Emblems of Canada presents a close view of Alberta's official flower in peak bloom. This sun-loving shrub is named for the flowers that appear on prickly stems in late June or July. And just like Manitoba, Alberta adopted its floral emblem democratically: the final choice was made by schoolchildren in 1930, a quarter century after the mountainous province joined Confederation.

Celebrate Wild Rose Country with this beautiful Alberta floral emblem coin. 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 stylized floral pattern on the outer ring, while the inner core features a colour portrait of the official floral emblem of Alberta, the wild rose (Rosa acicularis). 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…
  • The scientific name acicularis means "prickly." It's a fitting name for a small shrub rose known for its thorn-covered stems.
  • After an Edmonton newspaper raised the idea of adopting a provincial flower, The Women's Institute championed the idea and the final choice fell to Alberta's students. The wild rose was officially designated Alberta's floral emblem on March 21, 1930.
  • It's one of the most beloved symbols of Alberta but the wild rose grows naturally in many regions of Canada, from British Columbia to Quebec.
  • Its marble-sized rosehips and flower petals are edible and are often used to make jams, jellies and tea. Indigenous peoples have traditionally used the wild rose to treat a number of ailments, from bee stings to muscle and stomach pains.

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.177743
  • 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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