2011 FINE SILVER $20 COIN - CRYSTAL SNOWFLAKE - EMERALD
Since its debut in 2007, all coins in the snowflake series have sold out.
This stunning coin captures the sparkle and allure of one of nature’s most transient beauties, freezing it in time for you to enjoy all year round.
Coin designs: Delicate snowflakes reveal the infinite diversity of crystalline sculptures that fill the air during a snowfall.
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.
What’s your winter passion—snowstorm or light flurries?
Anticipation builds as the sky turns grey—and finally releases the season’s first snowfall. A cascade of crystalline stars drifts down to earth in the hush of winter’s still crisp air; it will take a million of them to cover 60 square centimetres of ground with 25 cm of snow.
Children eagerly transform snowflakes into snowmen, forts and snowballs while cameras focus on their breathtaking shapes and scientists study their formation and how they influence everyday life in Canada.
Snowflakes are born high in the atmosphere. They start out as tiny molecules of water vapour that freeze around particles in the air. As they fall, they stick to each other and grow larger, shaped by the wind, moisture and temperature. Each snowflake follows a different path and is affected by the elements in different ways. As a result, no two snowflakes are exactly alike—each one boasts a beauty and design all its own.
- Mintage Limited to 15000 coins worldwide
- Composition: 99.99% pure silver
- Finish: proof (with Swarovski Elements on the reverse)
- Weight: (g) 31.39
- Diameter: (mm) 38
- Edge: serrated
- Certificate: serialized
- Face value: 20 dollars
- Artist: Royal Canadian Mint engraver Konrad Wachelko (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)