9999 PROOF SILVER COIN. A gorgeous coin that features the cherry tree’s characteristic pink cloud. Delicate shades of pink fill this pure silver coin to breathtaking effect. The springtime blossom of the cherry tree is an ancient symbol in Japanese culture that has long been celebrated in poetry and artand continues to inspire cross-cultural festivals to this day. Vancouver’s famous Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, while farther east, the cherry trees that bloom in Toronto’s High Park stand as living symbols of friendship between Canada and Japan. Celebrate spring and all of the beauty the season brings, with this magnificent engraved coin with colour! The application of soft colours infuses the pink flowers with a life-like aura of lightness and fragile beauty. A flowing graphic flourish behind the bough represents the passage of time and the continuing reverence for the cherry blossom in art and culture. The addition of a modern flourish to a timeless image results in a vibrant contemporary design that is sure to appeal to art appreciators and collectors alike! 99.99% PURE SILVER! Features colour over the engraved depiction of a Kwanzan cherry tree in full bloom. Designed by Canadian artist Jan Poynter, your coin captures the soul-stirring splendour of a blooming Kwanzan cherry tree, as can be seen in many parks and neighbourhoods throughout Canada in the spring. Finely detailed engraving recreates the delicate appearance of the iconic five-petal blossoms, both on the tree and the flower-laden bough in the foreground. Cherry trees belong to the. Genus of shrubs and trees, which includes almonds, peaches, plums and apricots; they all fall within the Rosaceae family, which includes roses, apples and pears. Many of the trees that produce these famous blossoms are bred more for their flowers than their fruit. The leaves and the blossoms are considered to be edible but in small quantities only, since they contain coumarin, which can be toxic in high doses. Just like their blooms, ornamental cherry trees can have a relatively short lifespanmany of these cultivars live an average of only 20 years. The Yoshino cherry tree is the most popular cherry tree in Japan and produces white flowers of five petals in early April. In North America, the Kwanzan cherry tree is more popular, with flowers of multiple dark pink petals that emerge roughly two weeks after the Yoshino variety. In Vancouver, 500 cherry trees were gifted by the mayors of Kobe and Yokohama in the early 1930s, with 300 more donated in 1958 by the Japanese consul; by 1990, nearly 36% of the trees on the city’s streets were plum and cherry trees. In 1959, 2,000 Yoshino trees were gifted to the citizens of Toronto on behalf of the citizens of Tokyo, Japan. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box. Weight: 23.17 grams. Items shown in picture is similar to the actual items for sale. Stock Photo – You may get identical items than the actual items shown. Check out our Other Items. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about this or any of our other auctions! We answer all inquiries. Need more scans or pictures, just ask. We have many other Canadian Gold or Silver coins and cases/COA’s in stock. The item “Cherry Blossoms Celebration Spring $15 2016 3/4OZ Pure Silver Proof Coin Canada” is in sale since Friday, July 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “jw-collectibles” and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Grade: PROOF RCM
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Certification: RCM COA