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! 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. The is 36.07 mm in diameter and weighs 23.17grams = 3/4 oz. It is minted to the standard of 99.99% purity!! The obverse has the image of the Queen (by Susanna Blunt). A uniquely numbered certificate is included. PHOTOS: Note that the photos I post in my listings are all from my own inventory. However, for items like this one where the products are brand new from the mint and are identical the photo posted in the listing is a STOCK photo meaning that the photos represent the item you will be getting. Photos are taken in natural light so sometimes there’s a slightly WARMER reddish or brownish tone to the photos….. This is just because they’re taken in front of a large window in order to represent them to you as honestly as possible. Normally there is almost no difference between the photo you see in the listing and the actual product you are sent. Certificate numbers (if shown in a photo) are an example of something that will not be the same in the item you receive. Member of Royal Canadian Numismatic Association. Be sure to add me to your. GST or HST EXEMPT item. Usually MUCH cheaper for multiples of this item or similar weight/size.. your item is being sent by a cheaper and slower but fully trackable method (3-4 weeks typically). I have no control over how long the postal systems take to get it to you. Add a map to your own listings. The item “2016 CANADA $15 CHERRY BLOSSOM Celebration of Spring 3/4oz Silver Coin” is in sale since Thursday, December 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “vbref63″ and is located in Edmonton, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated