Tri means “three” in Latin and Greek, and it is the number of petals, sepals and leaves (bracts) that form each white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum). Ontario’s odourless provincial flower is a spectacular sight in late April through May, when it blooms en masse and blankets the forest floor. Canada’s most populous province was one of the first to enter Confederation in 1867, and that’s why its floral emblem is the first one featured in our 13-coin series. Ontario officially adopted its floral emblem in 1937 with the passing of the Floral Emblem Act, and based on a recommendation made by a special committee of horticulturalists.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Lisa Thomson-Khan features a stylized floral pattern on the outer ring, while the inner core features a colour portrait of the official floral emblem of Ontario, the white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum). The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
- A Canadian floral showcase: Collect all of Canada’s provincial and territorial floral emblems with this new 13-coin series!
- A vintage style: The coin’s reverse roof finish gives it the look of vintage silver jewellery. This perfectly complements the colour portraits at the centre of our floral-themed celebration of Canada.
- A new coin each month: Available for individual or as part of a monthly subscription. With each subscription, you also get an exclusive graphic beauty box that will hold your 13 coins together as one complete series.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Face Value: $3
Finish: Reverse Proof
Artist: Lisa Thomson-Khan
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box