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Canada 2013 Candy Cane, Poinsettias, Christmas Tree Ornament and Holiday Star $20 Colorized Pure Silver Proof with Murano Venetian Glass

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A red, white and green candy cane, made of hand blown Murano Venetian glass, rests on a holiday tableau of poinsettia flowers and ornaments, gracing this simply stunning, pure silver proof!

Sold out at the Mint!In combining the hand-blown beauty of Murano Venetian glass with its unique colorization process, the Royal Canadian Mint has created a world first! Each delicate red and green striped candy cane handcrafted by master glassmaker Cortella & Ballarin s.n.c. in Murano, Italy, with a second technology, the Mint's proprietary colorization, thrown in for good measure! Struck in the purest silver in the world with a proof finish, the mintage limit is only 10,000 - far too few to satisfy worldwide demand. A quick sell out at the Mint (like all other Murano Venetian Glass coins) was expected and has occurred!

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Canada 2013 Coneflower with Butterfly $20 Silver Glass Side ViewThis beautiful and desirable coin depicts a stunningly rendered holiday tableau, designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais. The colorized vignette features a collection of holiday symbols, including a cluster of poinsettia flowers beneath a decorative Christmas tree ornament and a gold, five-pointed star. The pièce de résistance, however, is the red, white and green glass candy. A jewel-like sweet treat was hand-crafted by master glassmaker Cortella & Ballarin s.n.c. in Murano, Italy, near Venice! We can't imagine a more festive way to celebrate the holidays (or a more impressive gift) than this pure silver gem.

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The Legend of the Candy Cane
Lore says that the candy cane was invented by an European children’s choirmaster seeking a trick to quiet his restless young charges through the long midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Whether or not this account is true, candy canes have become part of the fabric of the holiday season - whether they're secreted away in stockings on the mantle, hung carefully on the tree, or transformed into holiday ornaments of paper, felt or silk.

The beautiful green poinsettia, native to Mexico, is winter’s rising star. Given 12 to 14 hours of darkness a day for about a month, its topmost leaves will turn bright red, pink or creamy white. Its shape recalls the star so fundamental to the Christmas story, while its colors (like those of the delightful candy cane!) are symbolic of the most profound elements of many holiday traditions. The growth and adaptation of the poinsettia highlight the life that thrives at each turn of the year’s wheel, even in the darkest depths of winter.

A clutch of poinsettia leaves. A delicate glass ornament, ready to take its place of honor on a Christmas tree. A glimmering star, so evocative of the magic of the holidays. And, of course, a sweet peppermint candy cane of fresh red, green and white. Each in its own way carries the promise of honeyed holiday moments in the making while bringing back memories from a lifetime of cherished celebrations.
Coneflower with Butterfly Edge View
Technology Note - Murano Glass
This is only the fourth Canadian coin to feature an embellishment of high-quality, prized Venetian glass from Murano, Italy.

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Canada 2013 Glass Candy Cane $20 Silver in boxPurity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
A delicate red and green striped candy cane made of handblown Venetian glass rests on a tableau of holiday symbols, rendered in vibrant color by the Royal Canadian Mint's proprietary colorization technology. The date of issue and denomination are both indicated.

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Reverse

A cameo proof portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit    10,000
   
Finish Proof with Color and Venetian Glass
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Maurice Gervais (coin)
Cortella & Ballarin s.n.c. (glass candy cane)
Certificate Individually Numbered

Complete Certificate Text

Sweetest Holiday Memories

Some say that the candy cane was the brainchild of a European children’s choirmaster seeking a ruse to quiet his restless young charges through the long midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Whether or not this account is true, candy canes have become part of the fabric of the holiday season—be they secreted away in stockings on the mantle, hung carefully on the tree, or transformed into holiday ornaments of paper, felt or silk.

Click here for all 2013 Holiday Releases!

The beautiful green poinsettia, native to Mexico, is winter’s rising star. Given 12 to 14 hours of darkness a day for about a month, its topmost bracts—actually a type of leaf—will turn bright red, pink or creamy white. Its shape recalls the star so fundamental in many traditions, while its colours, like those of the delightful candy cane, are symbolic of the most profound elements of many holiday traditions. The growth and adaptation of the poinsettia highlight the life that thrives at each turn of the year’s wheel, even in the darkest depths of winter.

Click here for all pure silver proofs featuring Murano Glass!


A clutch of poinsettia leaves. A delicate glass ornament, ready to take its place of honour on a Christmas tree. A glimmering star, so evocative of the magic of the holidays. And, of course, a sweet peppermint candy cane of fresh red, green and white. Each in its own way carries the promise of honeyed holiday moments in the making while bringing back memories from a lifetime of cherished celebrations.

Click here for other great holiday-themed coins and sets!

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