May’s birthstone is a spellbinding green that evokes images of vibrant springtime colours! Emerald is one of the world’s most valuable gems. It is believed to bring foresight, fortune and fertility to those born in May. 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 May ( emerald), 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.
- FIFTH 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)
Black clamshell with black beauty box