Winter is fast approaching and the Royal Canadian Mint continues to expand on its seasonally related line-up with the recent release of the 2013 Winter Snowflake 1 oz Fine Silver Coin.
Each Winter Snowflake Silver Coin is struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver. A black snowflake-shaped Swarovski crystal element enhances the design on the reverse.
"Designed by Royal Canadian Mint engraver Konrad Wachelko, your coin features a single large snowflake, its six delicate arms engraved in exceptional detail, surrounded by a flurry of smaller snowflakes and stylized round snow crystals," describes the Royal Canadian Mint on its website product page. "The heart of the large central snowflake is embedded with a black snowflake-shaped Swarovski crystal element."
Inscriptions found on the reverse design include CANADA and 2013. Wachelko's initials can also be seen on the lower right of the image.
Each of these coins is struck as legal tender of Canada with a face value of 20 dollars. That value is inscribed on the obverse of the coin along with the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the additional inscription of ELIZABETH II.
Each proof quality coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case. Maximum mintage of the release 10,000.
Current pricing is shown as CAD $114.95, but is subject to change.
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