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2013 $20 Butterflies of Canada - Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (No Tax)

2013 $20 Butterflies of Canada - Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (No Tax)


 
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2013 $20 Butterflies of Canada - Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (No Tax)

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 fine silver coin is certified to be of 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 40 millimetres and a metal weight of 28.02 grams. The reverse image, designed by Canadian artist Celia Godkin, depicts an engraved and coloured Canadian Tiger Swallowtail resting on an engraved dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). The reverse is engraved with the word 'CANADA,' the date '2013,' and the face value of '20 DOLLARS.'

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

Specifications:
Item Number: 121888
Face Value: 20 dollars
Mintage: 10,000
Composition: 99.99% fine Silver
Weight (g): 28.02
Diameter (mm): 40
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- Be among the first to own the beautiful flagship coin from the Royal Canadian Mint's new Butterflies of Canada $20 fine silver series.
- Designed in 99.99% pure silver with selective colour application. No GST/HST.
- 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.
- Beautiful mirror-like proof finish enhances the beauty of the expertly engraved coloured coin.

Packaging:
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a lentiucular beauty box which portrays the tiger swallowtail flapping its wings.

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