2018 $50 Murano Holiday Splendour - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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This $50 pure silver coin captures the poinsettia, Canada’s favourite festive flower, with a large format hand-made Murano glass element set against a brilliant engraved background. This flower will bloom forever with this coin’s stunning show of crimson glass. Murano glass dates back to 8th century Rome. At the time, glass was a luxury reserved strictly for the rich, and glassmakers enjoyed the same status as the aristocracy. This glass poinsettia has all the prestige that makes Murano one of the greatest glass producers of the world. Its delicate and airy form was individually blown with a sprinkling of gold foil for an added touch of Holiday sparkle. Shimmering from the surface of this extra-large coin, this breathtaking flower will captivate long after the potted poinsettia has faded away.

This unusual and visually striking coin weighs five ounces of pure silver with a large 65.25 mm diameter, and has a limited mintage of just 1,500 pieces. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.

Canadian artist Marie-Élaine Cusson has created a beautiful and finely detailed backdrop to showcase this coin’s beautiful Murano glass to full effect. Six deeply veined leaves frame the red glass poinsettia with sprigs of pine needles, ferns and holly berries filling the gaps to create a vibrant, festive feel—all punctuated by the shimmering gold foil embedded in the glass.

As each Murano glass poinsettia has been fashioned by hand, every coin is unique!


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Year: 2018

Diameter: 65.25 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 157.6 grams
Bullion Weight: 5.059 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Murano Glass Poinsettia
Artist: Marie-Elaine Cusson
Finish: Proof
Series: Holiday, Annual
Quantity Produced: 1500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: The Seasons, Winter Holidays, Flora

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