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SNOWFLAKE BLUE Silver Coin Swarovski 20$ Canada 2009

The magic of the Great White North is encapsulated in the fascinating, unique forms of the snowflakes which blanket the land every winter. Previous snowflake coins minted by Canadian Mint with have sold out quickly and increased dramatically in price, and we expect this to be no exception.

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99.95 €

The Snowflakes
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.

  • Country
    Canada
  • Year
    2009
  • Face Value
    20 Dollars
  • Metal
    Silver
  • Fineness (purity)
    999/1000
  • Weight (g)
    31.39
  • Diameter (mm)
    38
  • Quality
    Proof
  • Mintage (pcs)
    15.000
  • Certificate (COA)
    Yes
  • Presentation case (box)
    Yes
These six-sided ice crystals have lent their beauty to an intricately-designed collector coin enhanced with an overlay of Crystallized — Swarovski Elements. The 99.99% pure silver coin perfectly showcases the crystals and almost convinces you that you’re holding a little piece of winter in your hand.
As well as this fabulous Blue version, an equally stunning Pink Snowflake coin is also available.