Green and four-leafed, the shamrock is instantly recognized as an Irish symbol associated with the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations held in many Canadian communities every March 17. For many, the four-leaf clover is just as symbolic—a centuries-old omen of good things to come, as celebrated with this fine silver coin.
Green and usually three-leafed, the clover that famously gives the Irish landscape its deep emerald colour is known the world over as the shamrock, and it is easily the most recognizable emblem of Ireland and its people! It is said that Saint Patrick, the fifth-century saint whose death is commemorated each year on March 17, famously used the clover's three leaves to illustrate the Christian principle of the Holy Trinity. But many are likely to associate this little green plant with the legendary four-leaf variety, which is a centuries-old symbol for luck that is widely considered to be an omen of good things to come. So if you happen upon a four-leaf clover, don’t cast it aside—you never know what luck it may bring!
The reverse design by Canadian artist Lilyane Coulombe features a four-leaf clover with translucent green enamel that beautifully emphasizes its iconic shape.
The striking design transforms this coin into a valued keepsake that can be lovingly passed from one generation to another, as a celebration of family and shared cultural heritage.