April showers bring May flowers. Nowhere in the world is that truer than in Canada. April is one of the wettest months, but the reward from all that springtime rain is an array of nature’s beauty in May. Whether you love bright red tulips, yellow daffodils or green maple leaves, spring is the renewal of life. Make these silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint part of your coin collection to remember the breathtaking colours of the season.
Crystal Raindrop Silver Coins
From 2008 through 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint released an annual $20 silver coin that featured majestic maple trees enhanced with a Swarovski element. Celia Godkin, a scientific illustrator and founding member of the Botanical Artists of Canada designed these stunning coins. She is renowned for her impressive artistry of Canada’s foliage. Each coin comes encapsulated in a maroon clamshell to protect its finish.
2008 Canada $20 Crystal Raindrop
As the first coin in this series, this is the first Royal Canadian Mint silver coin that features both colour and crystallized Swarovski applications. The maple leaf on this tree shines as it unfolds to reveal a drop of water that collected on the leaf. It’s a beautiful rendition of a spring moment after one of those spring showers. If you love walking among the trees after rain, you’ll love to show off this coin to your friends and family.
2009 Canada $20 Autumn Showers Crystal Raindrop
This $20 silver coin brings together the fall colours of gold, orange, yellow and red after an autumn shower. You can almost feel autumn in the air when you look at this beautifully crafted coin that symbolizes one of the most popular seasons of the year. This coin reminds you of all things fall, even in the spring when you’re just waiting for football and pumpkin spice season.
2010 Canada $20 Maple Leaf Crystal Raindrop
This fine silver $20 coin highlights the striped maple species. It, too, comes enhanced with a Swarovski element that almost represents a droplet of water coming off the leaf. The leaves are engraved and coloured, giving the coin a special appearance. The striped maple tree may not be as majestic as other maple trees, but it does have some unique properties.
2011 Canada $20 Maple Leaf Crystal Raindrop
This coin presents the Bigleaf maple in early spring, just as the tiny yellow-green flowers start to bloom. Deer and other animals are drawn to these sweet buds. It’s hard to believe that these tiny seeds grow up to be massive trees with so much beauty.
2012 Canada $20 Maple Leaf Crystal Raindrop
The Sugar Maple, featured on the 2012 $20 silver coin, is Canada’s most recognized tree. The leaves are highlighted in beautiful fall colours of gold and orange. Although the leaves and sap of the Sugar Maple are the most prized part of the tree, the wood is also noted for being a material of choice for many products. This stunning coin may not truly represent May flowers, but it does represent Canada.
Share a Love of Coin Collecting With Your Loved Ones
Coins are a great way to understand history, artwork, economics and more. These coins are representative of a love of Canada. If you’re new to coin collecting, they’re a great way to start your collection. They possess intrinsic value as a result of their silver composition, but greater value to collectors. The crystal Swarovski elements add interest to each coin. Highlight your love of spring by coin collecting these silver coins that feature the maple leaf. Shop at Colonial Acres Coins for coins of all themes from Canada and around the world.