Jan Poynter designs third coin

Royal Canadian Mint

Artist Jan Poynter has designed her third coin for the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) and the $15 lilac blossom silver coin is now available at the Mint’s online store.

After the popular RCM cherry blossom coin appeared in April 2016, Poynter was asked to submit a second blooming tree design in the Celebration of Spring series.

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Her colourful Preston lilac design won the competition.

Poynter is pictured in her Granthams Landing garden with a Preston lilac.

This lilac was named for its creator, Isabella Preston (1881 - 1965), Canada’s first female hybridist who was also an acclaimed ornamental plant breeder.

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