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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – White Trillium: Floral Emblems of Canada: Ontario – Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin – White Trillium: Floral Emblems of Canada: Ontario – Mintage: 4,000 (2020)

$49.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
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Ships Nov-19-2020
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Your coin is styled like vintage silver jewellery and fits in a pendant necklace (not included). Order today.

Tri means "three" in Latin and Greek, and it is the number of petals, sepals and leaves (bracts) that form each white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum). Ontario's odourless provincial flower is a spectacular sight in late April through May, when it blooms en masse and blankets the forest floor. Canada's most populous province was one of the first to enter Confederation in 1867, and that's why its floral emblem is the first one featured in our 13-coin series. Ontario officially adopted its floral emblem in 1937 with the passing of the Floral Emblem Act, and based on a recommendation made by a special committee of horticulturalists.

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.
  • 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 Ontario, the white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum). 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…
  • Outside of provincial parks and conservation areas, it's not illegal to pick white trilliums in Ontario. But it's not a good idea, either: you could seriously injure the plant and it can take years for it to produce another flower.
  • The spring-blooming trillium prefers well-drained soil and semi-shade growing conditions. In Ontario's forests, you might spot it at the base of a beech or sugar maple tree.
  • A botanical work from 1760 referred to the trillium as "the herb True Love of Canada."
  • Ants play a big role in dispersing trillium seeds. Half the seed is covered by an oily appendage known as elaiosome, which attracts hungry ants. They remove the seeds to carry them back to the nest, where they feast on the protein-rich elaiosome. The discarded seeds germinate in the tunnels and become a new plant.
  • In addition to the white trillium, four other trillium species are native to Ontario: red trillium, painted trillium, nodding trillium, and the endangered drooping trillium.

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.177110
  • 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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