Five Summer Collectors’ Coins With Canadian Flowers
Summer is one of the most colourful seasons in Canada, especially for those who love to create a garden lush with flowers. These five Canadian coins for sale are just as vibrant and picturesque as the flowers themselves. Collectors will love these unique colour palettes beyond the traditional silver and gold hues.
2013 25-Cent Flower and Fauna Purple Coneflower and Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly
It’s an iconic summer moment: as purple petals lift themselves toward the sun, a lilting butterfly lands gently in the center. In this coin, the pastel blue of the Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly gently overlays the majestic fuschia tone of the purple coneflower.
2014 Flowers in Canada – Tulip Fine Silver and Niobium $5 Coin
One of Canada’s greatest strengths is its welcoming of immigrants from all parts of the globe. While many of our coins celebrate native flora, the tulip represents the beauty and uniqueness from abroad that has made Canada better over time. This coin’s muted mauve tones pair nicely with the glossy silver. The niobium core on every single one of these 2014 tulip coins has been specially engineered and individually oxidized to permanently alter the background colour of the metal. Only 6,000 of these were minted, making it a very rare and desirable gift.
2014 Water-lily and Leopard Frog Cupronickel 25-Cent Coin
In summer’s throes, the ponds and lakes of this great nation are teeming with life. Lilypads, frogs, and cheerful flowers adorn the landscape. The detail on this coin is sure to catch the eye of a choosy collector. The sunshine-yellow water lily invites the eye to sink into its concentric layers. A spotted leopard frog rests peacefully on a large and striated leaf, ready to soak up the sun or catch his next meal. The construction of this selection also boasts an alloy blend of copper, nickel, iron, and manganese, which makes it more durable and resistant to tarnishing.
2012 Swarovski Crystals – Rhododendron Fine Silver $20 Coin
The pride of the Pacific Coast, this native flower of British Columbia has an etymology from Ancient Greek words meaning “rose” and “tree.” This particular coin is the third in a visually stunning series of fine silver coins showcasing painted wildflowers. Each coin in this highly sought-after collection features three shimmering dew drops made of Swarovski crystal. The coin is also exceptionally pure, with a composition of 99.99% fine silver.
2010 $20 Swarovski Crystal Water Lily Fine Silver $5 Coin
For First Nations peoples, the water lily was of great value. Its petals, leaves, and roots were used as medicine, while its young leaves, rhizomes, and early buds were eaten as food. The seeds were either fried or powdered into flour. This coin also celebrates Brother Marie-Victorin (1885 – 1944), who founded Montreal’s iconic Botanical Garden. His Flore Laurentienne encyclopedia is still a commonly-assigned reference text in university botany courses, even 85 years after its original publication. This coin also boasts Swarovski crystal inlays made to look like clear water droplets on the lily leaf.
Attractive and Memorable Canadian Coins for Sale
Colonial Acres is the best place to find a variety of coins for any numismatic enthusiast, or as a rare and memorable gift, no matter the occasion. Father’s Day, Canada Day, and Labour Day are all legitimately poignant moments to give a gift to show you care. Visit our collection of Royal Canadian Mint collectibles. Search by date, or by the denomination of coin, to find just the perfect item for your loved one. Find the latest coin releases on our website, and find traditional and elegant coins from years gone by.