This 2019 $3 fine silver coin features a Canadian vineyard and the opportunity to taste the fruit of the vine. Late summer to early fall is harvest season, which is the perfect time to sample all the flavours Canada has to offer. And for a picture-perfect getaway, consider a vineyard tour and tasting experience. This coin invites you to savour the moment at any of Canada’s award-winning wineries. Whether you fancy a sip of Niagara Cab Franc, Okanagan Syrah, Quebec Icewine or Nova Scotia’s Tidal Bay variety, our different wine regions serve up the best of Canadian food, drink, and scenery, year-round. Mintage of this coin is limited to only 4,000. GST/HST exempt.
The reverse design by Steve Hepburn steps into the heart of wine country, where the rolling hills are lined with fruit-laden grapevines. The grape clusters in the foreground hint at the bounty of the fall harvest season in Canada’s many vineyards and wineries. The image is framed by stylized icons that represent popular outdoor activities and sights in Canada: (clockwise from top) Niagara Falls; a Christmas tree; a rodeo; wine tasting; dogsledding; folk music; cherry blossoms; maple syrup tasting; whale watching; tulips; coastal drives; and the aurora borealis. The obverse features the year “2019” and face value “3 DOLLARS”, and the framed effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.