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2021 $3 Floral Emblems of Canada - Northwest Territories - Mountain Avens (No Tax)

2021 $3 Floral Emblems of Canada - Northwest Territories - Mountain Avens (No Tax)


 
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2021 $3 Floral Emblems of Canada - Northwest Territories - Mountain Avens Fine Silver (No Tax)

The Floral Emblems of Canada series is a 13-part, floral-themed celebration of Canada that forms a national bouquet within your collection. Styled like vintage silver jewellery, these colourful coins highlight the diverse beauty recognized by each province and territory in their selection of an official floral emblem, which speaks to the array of plant life in Canada.

The official floral emblem of the Northwest Territories, the mountain avens (Dryas octopetala) is one of the many wildflowers that signal the arrival of spring in the Arctic. It has hit peak bloom on this fine silver coin, but don't let those silky cream-coloured petals fool you! This member of the rose family is extremely cold hardy, with small leathery leaves and a short stem that keeps it close to the ground in rocky or wind-swept landscapes.

The mountain avens became the official floral emblem for the Northwest Territories in 1957. This species of plant thrives in well-drained soil, with a range that extends across northern Canada, even in the arctic and south to Alberta.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Lisa Thomson-Khan features a colour portrait of the official floral emblem of the Northwest Territories, the mountain avens (Dryas octopetala), surrounded by a stylized floral pattern. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 177966
Mintage: 4,000
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight*: 7.96g
Diameter: 27 mm
Face Value: $3
Finish: Reverse Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Lisa Thomson-Khan

Special Features:
• A Canadian floral showcase: Collect all of Canada's provincial and territorial floral emblems with this affordable 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 bezel: The 27 mm diameter allows your coin to fit in a bezel (not included), which will transform your coin into a beautiful pendant necklace.
• 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.

Packaging:
Encapsulated in a Royal Canadian Mint branded clamshell with black beauty box

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