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2014 Canada $3 Animal Architects - Caterpillar and Chrysalis (No Tax)

2014 Canada $3 Animal Architects - Caterpillar and Chrysalis (No Tax)

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2014 Canada $3 Animal Architects - Caterpillar and Chrysalis Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt)

This stunning coin is the third in the Royal Canadian Mint's popular series that depicts the architects of Canada's natural world-including the Monarch caterpillar, which encases itself in a chrysalis before emerging as a beautiful butterfly.

This $3 coin is 99.99% pure silver, with a diameter of 27 millimetres and a metal weight of 7.96 grams. The reverse image, by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant, features a beautifully detailed side profile of a Monarch caterpillar. Selective colour application showcases the caterpillar's bright yellow, black and white stripes as it crawls along a bright green milkweed leaf-a plant that plays an integral part in the Monarch's early life cycles. A large chrysalis is engraved in the background as a reminder of the Monarch's next stage, at which time it will enclose itself during its metamorphosis into one of Canada's most recognizable butterflies. Above the image, the face value of "3 DOLLARS" is engraved, along with the date "2014" to the right side, and the word "CANADA" below. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 130534
Composition: 99.99% fine Silver
Mintage: 10,000
Weight (g): 7.96
Diameter (mm): 27
Face Value: $3
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- The third and final coin the Royal Canadian Mint's animal architects series.
- Selective colouring brings to life the beautiful bright colouring of the Monarch caterpillar, as well as the green tones of the milkweed leaf it both inhabits and feasts upon.
- The detailed rendition of the Monarch's chrysalis exemplifies the Royal Canadian Mint's renowned artistry and craftsmanship.
- Crafted from fine silver (99.99% pure), this coin features a beautiful mirror-like proof finish.
- Limited mintage of 10,000.
- A beautiful gift for nature lovers.
- A striking addition to any insect-, Canadiana- or nature-themed collection, or those featuring colour and photo-image designs.

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