This $3 pure silver coin with selective gold plating and embedded Swarovski Crystals blurs the line between coins and works of art created in fine metals by talented artists and jewellery designers. The coin has been designed by Quebec actor, singer and jewellery designer Caroline Néron, featuring the gold silhouette of a leafless tree in winter, interspersed with crystals to convey the sparkling beauty of snow and ice. Only the tree design appears on the face of the coin, while the engraved date "2014", face value of "3 DOLLARS" and word "Canada" appear on the obverse around the portrait of Queen Elizabeth.
While this coin comes presented in a traditional display case for collectors, it could also be set into a bezel and worn as a spectacular jewellery pendant.
• As a pure silver coin, it is exempt from GST or HST
• Mintage: 15,000
• Finish: Proof with selected gold plating
• Weight: 7.96 g
• Diameter: 27 mm
• Edge: Serrated
• Certificate: Serialized
• Face value: 3 dollars
• Artist: Caroline Néron (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
• 2014 $3 Proof Silver Jewel of Life Coin