Message in the pines
December is a month of garlands and wreaths crafted from evergreen boughs and their ―fruits‖ – the spruce, fir and pinecones. These coniferous trees were once powerful symbols of life that survived winter’s cold and darkest days. Ancient peoples lit fires and decorated their homes with evergreens to provide warmth and to preserve the promise of spring to come.
As the fruit of an evergreen tree, pine cones represented re-birth and re-generation. Even in today’s technology-centered world, the pine cone provides a compelling connection to the essence of nature, a reminder of the hope and comfort that lie in the eternal cycle of life.
Face Value: 20 dollars
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Finish: Proof embedded with
Artist: Susan Taylor
- Each 99.99% pure silver coin perfectly showcases the intricate beauty of the pinecone.
- Coin enhanced with 3 Swarovski Elements for a stunning crystalline effect.
- Two spectacular crystal colours for 2010: Ruby and Moonlight.