Canadian Birthstone Coin Series

The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has issued this series of 12 beautiful silver proof coins with gem-toned Swaravski crystals embedded in each coin, each coin has a denomination of 3 dollars and weighs 7,96 grams (1/4 oz) of pure silver .9999 and issued in Proof condition. Each silver proof coin is embedded with a genuine Swarovski crystal gemstone that represents the owner's birth month, artist Maurice Gervais has created a floral design whose frosted finish is contrasted against the mirror like background of these proof finish coins. Each of the 12 coins is encapsulated inside an oversized, black presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by an outer sleeve. An individually numbered certificate of authenticity is also included. A 12 coin set of this series is available featuring all 12 silver proof coins from this series, only 200 of these box set are to be produced by the Canadian Mintfor collectors.

Swarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut crystal glass products produced by the privately-owned company Swarovski AG of Feldmeilen, Austria (near Zürich, Switzerland).

Centuries ago astrologers began relating gemstones to specific zodiacs citing that a stone’s powers were heightened during that time, the practice of wearing the gemstone associated with your birth month emerged in 18th-century Poland.

 

Birthstone Coin Case

Canadian Birthstone Coin Series


Birthstone Zircon

December Birthstone Zircon

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Zircon stone.

 


Birthstone Topaz

November Birthstone Topaz

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Topaz stone.

 

 


Birthstone Tourmaline

October Birthstone Tourmaline

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Tourmaline stone.

 

 


Birthstone Saphire

September Birthstone Saphire

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Saphire stone.

 

 


Birthstone Peridot

August Birthstone Peridot

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Peridot stone.

 

 


Birthstone Ruby

July Birthstone Ruby

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Ruby stone.

 

 


Birthstone Alexandrite

June Birthstone Alexandrite

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Alexandrite stone.

 

 


Birthstone Emerald

May Birthstone Emerald

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Emerald stone.

 

 


Birthstone Diamond

April Birthstone Diamond

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Diamond stone.

 

 

 

Birthstone Aquarmarine

March Birthstone Aquarmarine

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Aquamarine stone.

 

 


Birthstone Amerthyst

Febuary Birthstone Amerthyst

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Amethyst stone.

 

 

 

Birthstone Amerthyst

January Birthstone Garnet

The 2012 Birthstone Coin series, embedded with a Swarovski element, Garnet stone.

 

 

 

12 Coin Birthstone Set

12 Coin Birthstone Series Set

The 2012 Birthstone 12 Coin series set, each coin embedded with a Swarovski element, no more than 200 set available.

 

 

Images courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint

 

Birthstone Coin Specifications

Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Weight: 7.96 grams
Diameter: 27 mm
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .999 silver
Issued Date: 2012

 

Further Coin Information

Information on the Birthstone series can be found at the Royal Canadian Mint.