Even as each petal is shed like a blushing snowflake, the ephemeral beauty of a cherry blossom is a lasting gift that renews our appreciation for the precious things in life. The coin is dated 2019 with a $8 denomination and weighs just over one quarter ounce of pure silver. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
The reverse image by Anna Bucciarelli is filled with bright, springtime cheer as it captures the peak splendour of a blossoming cherry tree. Selective colour and engraving are combined in this close view of a flower-laden branch, where the cluster of white and pink-coloured petals includes a number of engraved buds and leaves. The five-petal blossoms that have inspired countless artists are the very embodiment of “BEAUTY”, represented by the kanji character positioned just above the bough.