Holiday celebrations are top of mind at the Royal Canadian Mint with the recent release of the 2013 Holiday Wreath 1 oz Fine Silver Coin. This coin is struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver and features a reverse design depicting a wreath. Maximum mintage is limited to 10,000.
Five Swarovski elements add to the reverse design in two unique colors. Three of the elements are featured in blue and two in gold.
Wreaths are a traditional holiday symbol in Canada:
"Fashioned from just about any material—but most often from regional plants, seeds, berries, fruit, and leaves—wreaths are an important decorative holiday tradition for Canadians," describes the Royal Canadian Mint. "Canadians place them on their front doors, on light standards along their town's main boulevard, above their home's hearth, and just about anywhere where the circlet of festive joy will help boost spirits in winter's darkest months. A wreath on the door of a Canadian home during the holiday season offers a sign of welcome and warm wishes to visitors."
Canadian artist Maurice Gervais designed the image on the reverse of the coin. Inscriptions surrounding the wreath include CANADA, 2013 and the legal tender face value of 20 DOLLARS.
The obverse includes Susanna Blunt's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
Specifications for the release include
- Item Number - 124348
- Mintage - 10000
- Composition - fine silver (99.99% pure)
- Finish - proof
- Weight (g) - 31.39
- Diameter (mm) - 38
- Edge - serrated
- Certificate - serialized
- Face value - 20 dollars
- Artist - Maurice Gervais (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Each coin ships with a Royal Canadian Mint display case and a certificate of authenticity.
Current pricing is CAD $114.95. For additional information, or to order, please use the affiliate link below to be taken to the coin's product page on the Royal Canadian Mint's website:
Those interested in holiday silver coins may also want to check out the $20 for $20 Santa Silver Coin released earlier this month.