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Canada 2006 Butterflies of Canada - Short-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly 50 Cents Colorized Silver Proof Half Dollar

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Get this beautifully-colored entry in the enormously popular Butterflies of Canada series of silver proofs!

Sold out at the Mint!The Short-Tailed Swallowtail has rows of yellow, orange and blue dots along its wings, as well as a reddish-orange eye-spot on its hind wings to scare off potential predators. It is commonly found throughout the and Atlantic Canada, including in Newfoundland and Anticosti Island. Like all butterflies, the Short-Tailed Swallowtail loves gardens, which is why our particular individual has comfortably alighted on a branch of beautiful Baby’s Breath flowers.

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A brilliantly colored Short-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly! The Short-Tailed Swallowtail Colorized Proof is the fifth in the very popular Butterflies of Canada series.

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Technology Note
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, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverse
Swallowtail Butterfly in box A multicolored Short-Tail Swallowtail butterfly has just landed on a sprig of white flowers. The date is also noted in the field.

Reverse
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 2006
   
Face Value 50 Cents
Weight 9.30 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Mintage Limit    20,000
   
Finish Proof with Colorization
Composition .925 Fine (Sterling) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Susan Taylor
Certificate Individually numbered

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