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SNOWFLAKE Ice Crystal Silver Coin 20$ Canada 2017


This new Silver coin features a beautiful snowflake and a magnificent view of a six-sided dendrite ice crystal to showcase one of nature's most captivating creations in unique breathtaking detail. The coin has beautiful coloration with blue, a Proof quality and will be shipped in a special case, with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 6.000 pieces worldwide.

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As water vapor freezes within a cloud, temperature, wind and humidity will influence the size and shape of the ice crystals that fall to the ground. Sometimes they will clump together to form large, wet flakes. Or, they'll fall as dry, powdery snow. But if the conditions are just right and the ice crystals can grow large and drift gently earthward without clumping together, the result is a flurry of endless masterpieces—those elaborate star-shaped flakes.
These wintry beauties are scientifically referred to as six-sided dentritic ice crystals. They may appear to have endless shapes and forms, but they all maintain their hallmark hexagonal shape; and none of their branches are ever exactly the same. In fact; these snowflakes are so intricate, they have the focus of much admiration and study.
The iconic star-shaped snowflake may appear to have endless shapes and forms, but it always maintains its hallmark, six-sided shape. These latest snowflake coins showcase yet another breathtaking design beautifully enhanced with Crystallized Swarovski Elements.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2017
  • Face Value20 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.39
  • Diameter (mm)38
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)6.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse design is a stunning close-up view of a six-sided dendrite ice crystal as captured by Canadian photographer Don Komarechka, and painstakingly reproduced by Royal Canadian Mint master engravers. Extremely fine detailing enhanced with glittering blue enamel on a proof finish gives the snowflake a deeply layered look. One can easily imagine a hexagon-shaped ice crystal falling through the clouds, growing ever larger and more complex as it encounters changes in temperature and humidity that affect the shape and size of its “arms”.