2014 $20 Butterflies of Canada: Red-Spotted Purple - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932055568

RCM Number:
130556
Country: Canada
Year: 2014

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Description

This $20 pure silver coin is the second coin in the Butterflies of Canada series. It features a red-spotted purple butterfly drinking nectar from a black-eyed Susan flower. The coin weighs just over one ounce of pure silver, and has a limited mintage of just 10,000 pieces.  As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.

 

The Design:

The butterfly, engraved and coloured, is viewed from its right side. The viewer is presented with a view of the red-spotted purple's under-wing. Here we see the characteristic dark purple-black colouring, with some of the blue iridescence that characterizes most of the upper side of the delicate wing. The light blue-white markings around the wing contrast with the bright red spots that give this butterfly its name. The butterfly stands on top of a black-eyed Susan flower, drinking nectar from the flower's center.  


     


Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2014

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 40mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.83 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.023 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Red-Spotted Purple drinking nectar from Black-Eyed Susan flower
Artist: Celia Godkin
Finish: Proof
Series: Butterflies of Canada
Quantity Produced: 10,000
Theme: Butterflies


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