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2002 Canadian $350 Proof - Alberta - Wild Rose

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Please see our separate page for a description and brief history of the $350 gold series.

Half Price - Save £475 Per Coin!
One of our UK "competitors" charges £950 each for these coins. We think this is very expensive, but occasionally we can offer "secondhand" specimens at considerable savings as usual. This same competitor informs us that the issue limit for 2001 is 2,000 pieces, whereas the correct figure is actually 2,001 pieces, only a small discrepancy, but demonstrating their usual standard of accuracy and attention to detail nevertheless.

DenominationDiameterWeightAlloyGold Content
350 Dollars3438.0500.999991.2233

Key to Table
Denomination = Face Value in Canadian Dollars
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Gold Content = Gold content in Troy Ounces.

The Wild Rose - Alberta Province
The designs celebrate Canada's provincial flowers. Each year the design on these coins changes, the 2002 coin features the wild rose which was adopted as Alberta's floral emblem in 1930. According to the certificate which accompanies the coin:-

The Wild Rose
To paint the desert pink.
Throughout June and July, much of Alberta is awash with the delicate pink of the wild rose (Rosa acicularis). Also known as the prickly rose, the buds of this small shrub appear individually or in clusters of two or three. Their petals fade from vibrant pink to white as the flowers mature to set their fruit by autumn. These "hips" are a favourite meal for the white-tailed deer and snowshoe deer. Undeterred by the rose's barbs, they leave behind chewed off shoots and broken stems which are easily tolerated by this dainty but hardy rose - the ideal floral emblem (adopted 1930) for a province whose motto is "Strong and free".

The Coin
Designed by Canadian botanical illustrator Dr. A.K. Hellum, this gold coin is 99.999% pure, the highest standard of fine gold available in the world. It measures 34 millimetres and weighs 38.05 grams and has a face value of $350 Canadian. The obverse side of the coin features an Effigy of Her Majesty Queen elizabeth II by artist Dora de P&eactue;dery-Hunt.

Certificate of Authenticity
This 2002 gold coin was authorised by the government of Canada. It is proof quality and was expertly struck by the Royal Canadian Mint with a limited mintage of 2,002 coins wordwide.
Printed on unique handmade pure cotton paper inlaid with petals from the Orange Hawkweed flower.

Half Price Bargains
The "official UK distributor" mentioned above sells these coins new at £950, but does allow you to pay in 10 "easy" payments of £95 each. We think our pricing structure is far kinder to our customers, at exactly half the original price, and what's more we let you pay in one easy instalment of only £475!

Prices & Availability
DateDescriptionMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price US$
2002Wild Rose2,002Ask£475$899
Notes on Table
Ask = If availability is shown as "Ask", this indicates that we had none in stock at the last update of this page. We may be able to obtain one or place your name on a waiting list.

Further Descriptions
For those interested in further descriptions of the above coins, we have given each date its own page:-

Please check our Standard Terms for Bullion Coins.
You may wish to use our Order Form UK
Order Form USA.

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10, Insured Shipping $20
Canada Airmail $15, Insured Shipping via Fedex $60

Wild Rose of Alberta on Reverse of 2002 Canadian 350 Dollars
Wild Rose of Alberta on Reverse of 2002 Canadian 350 Dollars


Canadian 350 Dollars in Presentation Case
Canadian 350 Dollars in Presentation Case

Obverse of Canadian $350 Gold Proof Coins
Obverse of Canadian $350 Gold Proof Coins
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