This 2020 $5 proof fine silver February coin features a sparkling purple amethyst coloured Swarovski® crystal at the centre, flanked by three smaller clear Swarovski® crystals and surrounded by a Celtic art-inspired design. The coin is dated 2020 with a $5 denomination and weighs just over one quarter ounce of pure silver. Adding to its collectability, the mintage is extremely limited to just 5,000. HST/GST exempt.
The reverse design by artist Pandora Young is an intersection of art and mathematics, and features a stylized pattern arranged according to the base-six system. Inspired by the Celtic triskele, the engraved art incorporates three clear Swarovski® crystals into our birthstone celebration of those born in February (amethyst), as represented by the gem-like Swarovski® crystal at the centre of the coin. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
February’s birthstone, amethyst, is the most precious form of quartz. It is the colour of royalty (purple) and is said to represent dignity and piety. A powerful stone, amethyst is said to bring courage and tranquility to all who celebrate a birthday this month.