2013 50c Butterflies of Canada: Canadian Tiger Swallowtail - Silver-Plated Coin

SKU: 623932043565

RCM Number:
121878
Country: Canada
Year: 2013

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Description

This 2013 50 cent coin is the first of a beautiful series celebrating a species that is uniquely Canadian. Mintage is 20,000 coins.

The Design:

This silver-plated copper coin has a diameter of 42 millimetres and features selective colour. The reverse image, designed by Canadian artist Celia Godkin, depicts a colourful Canadian Tiger Swallowtail resting on a coloured dandelion (Taraxacum officinale).

 

The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail:

The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis) is one of Canada’s most recognizable butterflies. With its broad wingspan of up to ten centimetres and the distinctive yellow and black tiger stripe pattern on its wings and body, the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail is a striking feature of springtime in Canada.


Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Cents
Year: 2013

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 42mm
Material: Other

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Canadian Tiger Swallowtail resting on a dandelion
Finish: Proof
Series: Butterflies of Canada
Quantity Produced: 20,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Feature of Springtime in Canada


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