For those born in October, your colourful birthstone is a symbol of creativity and healing. Tourmaline is traditionally believed to strengthen body, mind and spirit while guarding against negative thoughts. Flanked by three smaller Swarovski® crystals and surrounded by a Celtic art-inspired design, the colourful Swarovski® crystal at the centre is a token of good fortune—not just in your birthday month, but for the whole year. And with the help of a bezel kit (not included), your coin will easily become a cherished piece of jewellery that expresses who you are.
The reverse design by artist Pandora Young is an intersection of art and mathematics, and features a stylized pattern arranged according to the base-six system. Inspired by the Celtic triskele, the engraved art incorporates three clear Swarovski® crystals into our birthstone celebration of those born in October (tourmaline), as represented by the gem-like Swarovski® crystal at the centre of the coin. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
- TENTH COIN IN THE 2020 BIRTHSTONE SERIES! We’re making birthdays extra special with our 12-part birthstone celebration! At the heart of every coin is a large gem-toned Swarovski® crystal that represents a birth month.
- CELTIC ART-INSPIRED DESIGN! Each 2020 birthstone coin is an intersection of art and mathematics, and features a stylized pattern arranged according to the base-six system. All inspired by the Celtic triskele!
- FOUR SWAROVSKI® CRYSTALS ARE EMBEDDED ON YOUR COIN! Three small clear ones within the engraved pattern, and a larger one that adds more colourful sparkle than the actual birthstone.
- A PIECE TO TREASURE—AND WEAR! With the help of a bezel kit (not included), each 27 mm coin can be turned into a necklace or pendant. It’s part collectible, part jewellery—a great statement piece that expresses who you are.
- GET THE COMPLETE SERIES! Subscribe to the 12-coin series to ensure a complete set and guarantee all 12 coins will be part of your collection. You will also receive a FREE paperboard collector case with your first coin, allowing you to display all 12 coins as one complete set.
- YOURS TO KEEP OR GIVE! Collect them all for a complete calendar year or treat a loved one to some Swarovski® birthday sparkle. A birthstone coin is a thoughtful, personal gift that reflects the recipient—whether it’s you or a loved one.
- LIMITED WORLDWIDE MINTAGE! Each 2020 birthstone coin has a limited worldwide mintage of only 5,000!
- INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
- 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN!
- Mintage 5,000
- Composition 99.99% pure silver
- Finish reverse proof
- Weight (g) 7.96
- Diameter (mm) 27
- Edge serrated
- Certificate serialized
- Face value 5 dollars
- Artist Pandora Young (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)