Last updated on June 25th, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Last Updated on June 25, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
Are you searching for an innovative and rare Canadian coin to add to your collection? Maybe you wish to display a coin that will wow almost anyone who happens to catch a glimpse of it. Well, the Royal Canadian Mint has come up with an interactive coin that actually changes its appearance when tilted. It is the Bumble Bee and the Bloom silver coin with an ingenious design. This unique piece features the gold-plated bee on a rose gold-plated flower. The coin represents Alberta’s floral emblem, the prickly wild rose and the most widespread species of bees in Canada, the bumblebees. Read on to find out all the details about the coin’s design and what it represents.
The Wild Rose and the Bumblebees of Canada
Rosa acicularis, or the wild rose, featured on the coin is Alberta’s provincial flower. This special flower is also known by the name Prickly Rose and it is the most abundant in the boreal forest of northern Canada. The bumblebee is the native and the most common species of bees in Canada today. Since these bumblebees are in danger of decline, Canadians came up with Bumble Bee Count, an activity in which bee spotters from Canada try to capture these insects. By including this crucial and endangered creature, the RCM wanted to raise awareness and celebrate these furry bees. Both the flower and the bee are very important to Canada and both rely on each other for survival. The Impressive Design By Tony Bianco The five-ounce pure silver coin with the flower and bee topper is designed by the talented Canadian artist, Tony Bianco. He managed to combine technology and design in order to come up with the first ever coin that moves. Just tilt the coin and watch the bee spin around the rose. The native shrub of Canada is engraved on the silver piece with a beautiful proof finish. The word “CANADA” together with the year 2019 can also be seen on this coin that carries a fifty-dollar face value. It holds a nicely affixed wild rose with open petals in a beautiful rose colour. The bumblebee sits on top of the flower and is able to fly around it. The wild rose represents a valuable food source for the bee and the bee is the flower’s pollinator. By putting these two together, the artist managed to represent the importance of the flower and the bee to one another and to the country of Canada. The coin’s obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Suzanna Blunt. Where to get this Innovative Coin? The one of a kind Bumblebee and the Bloom is the first ever Royal Canadian Mint coin that includes movable parts. It features a stunning pure silver coin that acts as a base for the two main attractions: the wild rose and the bumblebee. This special piece is encapsulated and comes in a striking maroon clamshell with a black beauty box from the Mint. You can be sure that this coin will impress anyone who gets a hold of it. It is a worthy and valuable piece to add to one’s collection or to give as a gift to other numismatists who are passionate about their hobby. Due to the lower mintage, it is advisable to hurry and check the Colonial Acres website where you can find this rare Canadian coin. If you have any questions concerning this coin or any other collectables from the Mint, you can contact Colonial Acres. Our experienced professionals will be happy to answer all of your questions and inform you about the ongoing auctions.