2020 Canadian Birthstones Series - January Proof Silver Coin with Swarovski® Crystals
January’s birthstone is a fiery red colour that exudes warmth and energy, even on a cold winter day. Garnet is the gem of friendship, loyalty and trust. It is said to bring tranquillity and health to those born in the first month of the year. Flanked by three smaller Swarovski® crystals and surrounded by 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.
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 January (garnet), 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.