2021 $3 Floral Emblems of Canada - Yukon: Fireweed - Pure Silver Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2021

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Fireweed was chosen as Yukon's floral emblem in 1957. It is a hardy plant and grows along Yukon roadsides, river bars and clearings from mid-July to September. Its blooms are a bright magenta, making it one of the most attractive plants in the North. It is the twelfth coin in the Floral Emblems series. The Mintage is limited to 4,000. HST/GST exempt.

The Design:

The reverse design by Canadian artist Lisa Thomson-Khan features a colour portrait of the official floral emblem of the Yukon, fireweed. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Yukon – Fireweed:

The fireweed's stalk-type blossoms range in color from orange-scarlet buds to purply-mauve flowers, all in one plant, which sometimes grows to a height of four feet. Occasionally a white one may be seen. Its shoots, young leaves, and flowers are edible raw, the flower bud clusters can be also cooked as vegetable.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 3 Dollars
Year: 2021

Diameter: 27mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 7.96 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.256 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Lisa Thomson-Khan
Finish: Matte Proof
Series: Floral
Quantity Produced: 4000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Flora

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