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2014 $5 Poinsettia Fine Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has just released its 3rd coin within a series featuring popular blossoms. The latest coin in the series features a Poinsettia blossom.

The design of the 2014 $5 Poinsettia Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring features a Poinsettia blossom that has actually been separately corroded to completely alter the shade of the steel. This while the niobium core is surrounded by 99.99% or four nines fine pure silver. The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM), highlighting the coin’s design, describes the Poinsettia as “…a valued plant that enters full bloom in December to enhance residences, offices, shops and organizations during the holiday.”

2014 $5 Poinsettia Fine Silver Coin

The RCM continues by stating that “It’s thought about among North America’s best-selling potted plants, with a number of commercial gardeners in British Columbia producing countless festive blooms for Canadians to enjoy each year”. For those not familiar with the Poinsettia plant, who was seen as a gift from the gods by the Aztecs, it originated in Mexico and was named after the very first US ambassador to Mexico, namely Joel Roberts Poinsett. He is the guy who brought cuttings of the plant to his South Carolina home in the very early 1800’s. It soon afterwards became popular and spread like wildfire.

Poinsettia silver coin layouts as well as specifications….

On the reverse side of the coin is the distinctive shade of the Poinsettia floral contrasted against the fallen leaves of the plant. Etched around the concept is CANADA and also 5 DOLLARS. Designer Bert Liverance’s initials of BAL are also found to the lower right of the flower.

Each coin is struck as legal tender of Canada and also includes an obverse portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Obverse inscriptions include ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA as well as the year of 2014.

Poinsettia blossom

Specifications of the 2014 $5 Poinsettia Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring are:

Mintage: 6000.

Composition: 99.99 % pure silver with niobium core.

Finish: Proof

Weight: 9 g.

Dimension: 28 mm.

Alter Artist: Bert Liverance.

Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt.

Edge: Cut off serrations.

Certificate: Serialized.

Stated value: 5 bucks.

The Royal Canadian Mint’s Florals of Canada Niobium Series debuted in 2014 with a coin depicting a Tulip. It was followed later on in the year with one showcasing a single rose.

Purchasing details…

The 2014 $5 Poinsettia Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Colouring, encapsulated and nested in a maroon clamshell display case, may be bought directly from the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). The existing pricing is noted as CAD $139.95 (+- USD $126).