The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s painted wildflower crystal dewdrop series features a stunning full-colour image by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo of three delicate 5-lobed Pacific Rhododendron blooms. The reverse image centres on a perfect specimen, the fine gradations in its petals’ colouring—from soft candygloss pink to robust raspberry—rendered with painstaking care. Its curling stamen, with yellow anthers poised atop slender pink filaments, burst from the flower’s centre. Soft yellow markings dot the uppermost petal. To its right, another open blossom turns its face in a three-quarter view. Behind the second flower, the graceful back of a third blossom is visible. The cluster of flowers sits atop four of the beautiful shrub’s glossy green leaves. To render the image even more beautiful, three glittering Swarovski “dew drops” nestle among the delicate petals and leaves.Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint- branded maroon clamshell case lined with a black flock and protected by a black sleeve.
This is a lovely piece and would make an excellent gift for her to treasure for a lifetime. These flowers will never die, and the crystals will never fade. The previous coins in the series are the 2010 Lily Lotus and the 2011 Wild Rose.
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