2021 $3 Floral Emblems of Canada - Alberta: Wild Rose - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932102002

RCM Number:
177743
Country: Canada
Year: 2021

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Description

Every summer, the fragrant wild rose colours Alberta’s landscape so that everywhere you look, there’s a profusion of pink—a sight that proves you’re in Wild Rose Country. Our ninth Floral Emblems of Canada presents a close view of Alberta’s official flower in peak bloom. This sun-loving shrub is named for the flowers that appear on prickly stems in late June or July. And just like Manitoba, Alberta adopted its floral emblem democratically: the final choice was made by schoolchildren in 1930, a quarter century after the mountainous province joined Confederation. It is the nineth 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 Alberta, the wild rose. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Alberta – Wild Rose:

Rosa acicularis, also known as the prickly wild rose, the prickly rose, the bristly rose, the wild rose and the Arctic rose. It is a deciduous shrub growing 1–3 m tall. The leaves are pinnate, 7–14 cm long, with three to seven leaflets. The leaflets are ovate, with serrate (toothed) margins. The flowers are pink (rarely white), 3.5–5 cm diameter; the hips are red, pear-shaped to ovoid, 10–15 mm diameter.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 3 Dollars
Year: 2021

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

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Lisa Thomson-Khan
Finish: Matte Proof
Series: Floral
Quantity Produced: 4,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Flora


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