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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Pacific Dogwood: Floral Emblems of Canada: British Columbia – Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Pacific Dogwood: Floral Emblems of Canada: British Columbia – Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

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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.

British Columbia's floral emblem isn't so much a flower, but a flowering tree– a unique trait that sets the Pacific dogwood apart from our other provincial and territorial blooms. The showy white flowers on our sixth Floral Emblems of Canada coin appear each spring, and occasionally in September too. The tree itself, Cornus nuttallii, is a four-season beauty that can grow as high as 18 metres. And while the flowering dogwood was a popular image in British Columbia prior to 1956, the Floral Emblem Act assured its position as the official symbol of Canada's westernmost province. The flowering Pacific dogwood is the star of our sixth jewellery-inspired Floral Emblems of Canada coin. Collect all 13 coins for a complete set!

A gorgeous gift for that special someone who loves flowers and jewellery. 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 British Columbia, the Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii), 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…
  • Depending on your location, you might want to think twice before you pluck these blooms – it's illegal to pick Pacific dogwood flowers in British Columbia.
  • Take a closer look: the true flower is the cluster of small green petals at the centre of the white bracts (specialized leaves) that get all the attention!
  • Discussions about B.C.'s floral emblem began in the 1930s. The Pacific dogwood was repeatedly championed and got a popularity boost during the Second World War, when lapel pins modelled after its flowers were sold to raise funds for soldiers fighting overseas. Other species, including the wild columbine, were also recommended by various committees and organizations. Despite arguments that it had a limited presence in the province, the Pacific dogwood was formally adopted as an official symbol of British Columbia in 1956.
  • British Columbia's floral emblem is well represented on the province's coat of arms: in 1987, a collar of dogwood flowers was added to the Royal Crest and a garland was entwined around the motto.

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.177693
  • 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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