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Canada 2004 Butterflies of Canada - Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly 50 Cents Silver Proof Half Dollar with Hologram

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The beautiful and hard to find Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly silver proof is enhanced with a stunning hologram!

Sold out at the Mint!Every summer people around the world witness a fluttering art show as butterflies take to the air! There are some 24,000 species of butterflies in the world, with Canada home to 297 of them, including the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis). In all, there are 14 different sub-species that bring the Tiger Swallowtail to all Canadian provinces and territories, even and as far north as the Arctic Circle! The Swallowtail's wing pattern is truly a marvel, a vibrant display of color that could only be captured in the shimmering beauty of a hologram. Add the beautiful Tiger Swallowtail butterfly to your collection today!

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Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly The Tiger Swallowtail Hologram Proof is the first in the very popular Butterflies of Canada series.

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Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary hologram technology, in which the hologram is actually minted on the coin. The wings of the Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly scintillate and shimmer, while the background changes color to emulate the sky as you tilt the coin back and forth!



Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly in boxObverse
A scintillating view of the Tiger Swallowtail butterfly seen from above, flying through the air. The date is also noted in the field.

A frosted cameo portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, 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 denomination and the legend ELIZABETH II also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2004
Face Value 50 Cents
Weight 9.30 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Mintage Limit 20,000
Finish Proof with Hologram
Composition .925 Fine (Sterling) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Royal Canadian Mint engravers
Certificate Individually Numbered

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