The golden slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule), featured in stunning detail on this pure gold collectable coin, is the official floral emblem of Prince Edward Island. It is a member of the orchid family and is identified by its light pinkish-purple colour and its petals, which look like a slipper. The golden slipper blooms in late May and June and grows in shady woodlands. These delicate flowers should not be picked or moved because they rarely survive a change of habitat.
All collectable coins have been previously owned. Conditions will vary.
Metal Type: Gold
Diameter: 34 mm
Packaging: Gold metallic display case with certificate
Artists: Henry Purdy (reverse), Dora de Pedery-Hunt (obverse)