Original packaging from the Royal Canadian Mint – Coin is encapsulated and comes with clam shell box and COA – See pictures for more details. Another royal connection to Canada and an icon of spring is celebrated with a pure silver tulip coin representing over 60 years of close friendship between Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was in 1940 that Canada provided refuge to Crown Princess Juliana and in 1943, her daughter Princess Margriet was the only member of royalty ever born in North America. In the fall of 1945, the Netherlands presented Canada with over 100,000 prized tulip bulbs in thanks for protecting their Crown Princess and her daughters and for Canadian soldiers’ efforts in liberating their country during the Second World War. Today, the more than three million tulips which bloom in springtime throughout Canada’s National Capital Region are the centerpiece of the famous Canadian Tulip Festival, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2012. The flower which has grown to be a part of Canadian history and culture is painted in vivid oranges and reds on a proof coin made of 99.99% pure silver. Designed by Mint engravers, this coin’s brilliant illustration of Tulipa Ottawa is enhanced by the addition of a delicately handcrafted Venetian glass ladybug. This colourful insect, which often finds shelter among the broad petals of the tulip, is another sign of spring. These handmade ladybugs are miniature masterpieces of Venetian glass work which make every one of these precious silver coins unique and highly desirable. The world’s first coins to incorporate Venetian glass are limited to a world-wide mintage of 5,000 coins. Reverse: Tulip and Lady Bug. Finish: Proof with Colour, embedded Murano glass ladybug. Theme(s): Canada’s Gift From Holland – and a Welcomed Spring Visitor. Please refer to photos for accurate depictions of this item. We take our auctions/sales very seriously. The item “2011 Canada Tulip with Ladybug Venetian Glass $20 Fine Silver Coin RCM# 114346″ is in sale since Saturday, August 08, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “benwa416″ and is located in Sutton West, Ontario. This item can be shipped to Canada, to United States.
- Certification: Royal Canadian Mint
- Certification Number: RCM-COA
- Grade: Proof
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada