Last updated on April 6th, 2021 at 01:41 am
Last Updated on April 6, 2021 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
In 2020, The Royal Canadian Mint revealed its stunning floral emblems of Canada coin set. This breathtaking set of collectible coins features floral representations from 13 provinces and territories of Canada. Each coin’s design has a unique flower native to the region surrounded by a botanical emblem. The three-dollar silver coins can also be converted into a piece of gorgeous jewelry, with its vintage style. Now, the mint has released the next coin in the series, the flower of Alberta.
Alberta’s Wild Rose
The 2021 flower of Alberta coin from the floral emblems of Canada coin set puts the spotlight on the beautiful wild rose, native to this province. The design has a bright pink rose on the coin, similar to the ones that bloom all over the region in the summer. Alberta became an official province in 1905, and in 1930 the area’s children chose this beautiful flower to represent their land.
Saskatchewan’s Western Red Lily
The official flower of Saskatchewan is the western red lily, which is captured on its floral emblem coin. The bright red of the lily contrasts with the black and silver canvas of the coin. The Northwestern territory joined Canada at the same time as Alberta, in 1905, and used this native red flower to represent its riches.
Prince Edward Island’s Lady’s Slipper
Prince Edward Island became an official province of Canada in 1873. The lady’s slipper flower is the symbol of this maritime territory in the eastern part of the country. The pink lady’s slipper can be found growing throughout this island’s wooded areas. The flower gets its name from the shape its petals make as they bloom.
British Columbia’s Pacific Dogwood
Western province British Columbia features the bright white Pacific dogwood as its floral emblem. This large, important region became a province of Canada in 1871, but it didn’t adopt the official flower to represent it until 1956. Today, this beautiful blooming specimen is captured perfectly on British Columbia’s collectible floral emblem coin.
Manitoba’s Prairie Crocus
Manitoba became a part of Canada in 1870. This vast landmass features hundreds of square miles of pristine prairie. When it was time to choose a floral symbol for the province in 1906, of course, it would be the prairie crocus. The children of Manitoba chose this beautiful blossom, which is painted in purple on its floral emblem coin.
New Brunswick’s Purple Violet
The purple violet is the iconic symbol of the Canadian province, New Brunswick. The flower captures the importance of water to the area, as this plant grows next to or near bodies of water. New Brunswick was one of the first four provinces of the new nation in 1867. It’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and its miles of pristine woodland forests made it an essential part of the developing nation.
Nova Scotia’s Mayflower
Another province that joined in Canada’s founding in 1867 was maritime territory Nova Scotia. The floral emblem of this province is the pink and white mayflower, which primarily blooms in April and May throughout the area.
Quebec’s Blue Flag Iris
Quebec, Canada’s French-speaking province, is represented in the collection by the blue flag iris. This purple and blue flower is prevalent throughout Quebec’s wetlands, lake regions and river beds.
Ontario’s White Trillium
The first floral emblem coin in the series features the official flower of one of the most important provinces in Canada, Ontario. The white trillium, chosen in 1937 to represent the province, was the first coin revealed in this fine collection.
To add these beautiful coins to your collection, check out the online store at Colonial Acres, which features the floral emblem coins of Canada. Bring home this set from the Royal Canadian Mint and discover why these flowers were so important to the people of Canada.