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2013 Canadian 50-Cent Butterflies of Canada: Tiger Swallowtail Silver Plated Coloured Coin

Item: #2013CBTBFLY    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #121878




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2013 Canadian 50-Cent Butterflies of Canada: Tiger Swallowtail Silver Plated Coloured Coin


Canadian Tiger Swallowtail: Harbinger of Spring

The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis) is one of Canada’s most recognizable butterflies. With its broad wingspan of up to ten centimetres and the distinctive yellow and black tiger stripe pattern on its wings and body, the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail is a striking feature of springtime in Canada.



- Be among the first to own the beautiful flagship coin from the Royal Canadian Mint’s new Butterflies of Canada series.
- An excellent addition to any collection and a striking gift for those who love butterflies, nature, and Canadian flora and fauna.
- A beautiful celebration of species that is uniquely Canadian.
- A beautiful proof finish featuring a mirrored-like background with selective colour
- Also available: a $20 Fine Silver Coin featuring a coloured engraved Tiger Swallowtail.



This silver-plated copper coin has a diameter of 42 millimetres and features selective colour. The reverse image, designed by Canadian artist Celia Godkin, depicts a colourful Canadian Tiger Swallowtail resting on a coloured dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). The reverse is engraved with the word 'CANADA,' the date '2013,' and the face value of '50 CENTS.' The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.



2013 Canadian 50-Cent Butterflies of Canada: Tiger Swallowtail Silver Plated Coloured Coin comes encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock, black sleeve and Certificate of Authenticity.



Face Value: 50 cents
Mintage: 20,000
Composition: Silver Plated
Weight (g): N/A
Diameter (mm): 42
Finish: Proof featuring a mirrored-like background with selective colour

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