Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Royal Canadian Mint is now selling a one-ounce $20 silver coin featuring a four-leaf clover.
Composed in 99.99% pure silver and in collector proof finish, this 7,500-limited coin is available for CAD $109.95, or about US $79.
"There may only be a one in 10,000 chance of finding a four-leaf clover in an emerald field of shamrock, but with this beautiful enamel coin, the luck of the Irish is never far away," promotes the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.
Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.
A green enameled four leaf clover appears on coin’s reverse (tails side), marking the first time the lucky symbol has been featured on a Royal Canadian Mint product. Around the clover are inscriptions of CANADA, 20 DOLLARS the year 2016 and LC for the coin’s designer, artist Lilyane Coulombe.
Each is struck as legal tender of Canada and, as such, bears an obverse of Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Around the portrait are inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
The 2016 $20 Four Leaf Clover Silver Proof Coin may be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. This affiliate link will take you to the coin’s information page on the RCM’s website.
$79 US is a wee bit steep when silver is $15/oz.
Where is the value?
eBay months from now will be $25-30
Guest Guest –
You are so right about these kitschy, novelty colorized coins. They are often available about a year after issue for about half the original issue price! I even saw a tv coin dealer show that I watch for laughs offer the entire colorized RCM Canada animals on coins series from 2015 at 50% off issue price earlier this month. Amazing situation for sure!
But the RCM does offer much better quality control than the U.S. Mint overall on all their coins.
Precisely the point in why the US Mint has not embraced the fad of the decade, colorized coins. Some of them are just plainly silly, some poorly executed, some overpriced. In fairness, some are beautiful, but still, a passing fancy. All those 50 percent discounts should be a reminder to spend your money differently. At home. With the home team.
Their 2 oz Maple Canopy Gold Coin and $20 Universe 1 oz Silver Colored Coin I thought were amazing.