Marked by curving pathways and flowerbeds filled with colourful favourites, the magnificent Halifax Public Gardens holds the distinction of being one of the few surviving Victorian gardens in Canada. Its main gates inspired the white bronze gate on the coin, where the same elaborate scrollwork sets a beautiful boundary between our world and the depiction of the bandstand that is at the heart of this Haligonian oasis.
Item Number: 163169
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 62.69
Diameter (mm): 50
Face Value: $30
Artist: Margaret Best
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- SECOND COIN IN SERIES! First coin Gate to Enchanted Garden still available, order today!
- A WORLD OF BEAUTY! Celebrate the beauty of Canada's gardens! This dimensional design combines two of the most well-known (and beloved) features of the Halifax Public Gardens: its main gate, and the bandstand that is at the centre of this public space.
- SMALL-SCALE REPRODUCTION! Fashioned from white bronze, the gate on the reverse captures the elaborate, antique artistry of the Gardens' often-photographed wrought iron gates!
- PUSHING THE LIMITS! Extensive research and development were necessary to determine just the right amount of metal to achieve the gate's intricate appearance without sacrificing durability—and without obscuring your view of the garden behind it!
- WEATHERING TIME! Adding to the authenticity of it all, the gate on the reverse is carefully painted to give it an appropriately aged look—like metalwork that has been exposed to time and the elements.
- INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
- 2 OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!
- LOW MINTAGE: Only 5,500 coins will be made worldwide.
Designed by Canadian artist Margaret Best, your coin features a world of carefully cultivated beauty beyond the gate that stretches from rim to rim. This ornamental gate closely resembles the main gates of the Halifax Public Gardens, whose ornate scrollwork has been carefully adapted to retain its century-old aesthetic on a smaller scale, without sacrificing the element's durability. Paint gives the metalwork an appropriately weathered look; behind it, a full colour image invites the viewer to let their eyes and imagination wander towards the colourful flowerbeds, shrubs and trees, or the often-photographed bandstand that is at the very heart of this National Historic Site of Canada. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.