The Chrysanthemum Crown 1998

Product code: 3055
This crown is showing a  Chrysanthemum flower in full bloom. They appear on the 1998 crown issued by Gibraltar in the flower series.

Introduced to England in 1789, the Chrysanthemum plant is of the Compositae family that has about 200 species. The name is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthos (flower). There are many cultivated varieties, but the exact wild ancestry from which they have evolved is uncertain. In the Far East the common Chrysanthemum has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years. Early travellers reported the cultivation of the flower by Chinese gardeners, and marvelled at the way it was trained into shapes depicting well-known figures. This art is still practised in Japan where the flower is the national emblem.

These uncirculated crowns are available in cupro-nickel.
Product Code 3055