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2013 50-cent Butterflies of Canada - Tiger Swallowtail Silver Plated

2013 50-cent Butterflies of Canada - Tiger Swallowtail Silver Plated


 
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2013 50-cent Butterflies of Canada - Tiger Swallowtail Silver Plated

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail: Harbinger of Spring

The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis) is one of Canada's most recognizable butterflies. With its broad wingspan of up to ten centimetres and the distinctive yellow and black tiger stripe pattern on its wings and body, the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail is a striking feature of springtime in Canada.

This silver-plated copper coin has a diameter of 42 millimetres and features selective colour. The reverse image, designed by Canadian artist Celia Godkin, depicts a colourful Canadian Tiger Swallowtail resting on a coloured dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). The reverse is engraved with the word 'CANADA,' the date '2013,' and the face value of '50 CENTS.'

The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 121878
Face Value: 50 cents
Mintage: 20,000
Composition: Silver plated
Diameter (mm): 42
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- An excellent addition to any collection and a striking gift for those who love butterflies, nature, and Canadian flora and fauna.
- A beautiful celebration of species that is uniquely Canadian.
- A beautiful proof finish featuring a mirrored-like background with selective colour

Packaging:
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.

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