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Canada 2005 Butterflies of Canada - Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly 50 Cents Half Dollar Silver Proof with Hologram

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The beautiful and hard to find Great Spangled Fritillary silver proof is enhanced with a stunning hologram!
 
Sold out at the Mint! There are twenty-six species of fritillaries found in Canada, with the Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) one of the largest and most widespread. Males are orange with black veins on the upper surface while the females are yellow-brown and darker on the base of the wings. Groups of these brightly-colored butterflies can often be seen in open fields and along roadsides where they feed on milkweeds and thistles. Fast and active fliers, they are a delight to watch. The Great Spangled Fritillary'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 Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly to your collection today!

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A brilliantly colored Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly! The Great Spangled Fritillary Hologram Proof is the fourth 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 Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly scintillate and shimmer, while the background changes color to emulate the sky as you tilt the coin back and forth!
 
 
ObverseHologram Butterfly in box
A scintillating view of a Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly that has just alighted on a purple thistle flower. The date is also noted in the field.

Reverse
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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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy presentation case, with stand suitable for display, protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2005
   
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 Jianping Yan
Certificate Individually Numbered

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