This 2020 $5 proof fine silver March birthstone coin is the third coin in a series that features a sparkling light blue aquamarine coloured Swarovski® crystal at the centre, flanked by three smaller clear Swarovski® crystals and surrounded by a Celtic art-inspired design. The coin is dated 2020 with a $5 denomination and weighs just over one quarter ounce of pure silver. Adding to its collectability, the mintage is extremely limited to just 5,000. HST/GST exempt.
The reverse design by artist Pandora Young is an intersection of art and mathematics, and features a stylized pattern arranged according to the base-six system. Inspired by the Celtic triskele, the engraved art incorporates three clear Swarovski® crystals into our birthstone celebration of those born in March (aquamarine), as represented by the gem-like Swarovski® crystal at the centre of the coin. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
It sparkles like the turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Throughout history, aquamarine was believed to protect seafarers and guarantee a safe voyage. For those born in this first month of spring, March’s icy blue birthstone is said to bring courage, calmness and hope.