2-COIN BUNDLE - 2018 $50 FINE SILVER SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES - WHALE'S TAIL & POLAR BEAR

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  • 2-COIN BUNDLE -  2018 $50 FINE SILVER SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES - WHALE'S TAIL & POLAR BEAR
  • 2-COIN BUNDLE -  2018 $50 FINE SILVER SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES - WHALE'S TAIL & POLAR BEAR
  • 2-COIN BUNDLE -  2018 $50 FINE SILVER SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES - WHALE'S TAIL & POLAR BEAR
  • 2-COIN BUNDLE -  2018 $50 FINE SILVER SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES - WHALE'S TAIL & POLAR BEAR
  • 2-COIN BUNDLE -  2018 $50 FINE SILVER SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES - WHALE'S TAIL & POLAR BEAR
  • 2-COIN BUNDLE -  2018 $50 FINE SILVER SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES - WHALE'S TAIL & POLAR BEAR
  • 2-COIN BUNDLE -  2018 $50 FINE SILVER SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES - WHALE'S TAIL & POLAR BEAR
  • 2-COIN BUNDLE -  2018 $50 FINE SILVER SOAPSTONE SCULPTURES - WHALE'S TAIL & POLAR BEAR
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WHALE'S TAIL 

Life above and below the waves is beautifully interconnected on this 5 oz. fine silver coin, where a humpback whale’s barrier-breaking gesture is re-created in sculptural form. Arching above the cool waters of Northern Canada, the soapstone carving of a whale’s tail makes each coin unique while capturing the magic of a brief encounter with an aquatic acrobat.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

SRP: $549.95
Item Number: 167816
UPC: 6-23932-09225-9
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Mintage: 1,000
Weight (g): 157.6
Diameter (mm): 65.25
Face Value: $50
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artists: Dave Zachary and Cecily Mok
Packaging: Wooden circular base with black beauty box

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • A SCULPTED PIECE OF COLLECTIBLE ART: A multidimensional, marine-themed showcase that pairs a traditional soapstone sculpture with cutting-edge finishing techniques. 
  • HAND-CARVED CANADIAN SOAPSTONE: Rising up from the coin’s surface, the smoothly sculpted whale’s tail is hand-carved by Canadian artist Dave Zachary and his team of sculptors. 
  • EACH ONE IS UNIQUE: Soapstone is known for its natural variation of colours and marbling, meaning no two tails —and no two coins—are exactly alike. 
  • TRANSLUCENT ENAMEL OVER A PROOF FINISH gives the water its sparkling, Arctic-blue colour, while allowing a glimpse of the engraved whales swimming just below the surface; designed by Royal Canadian Mint engraver Cecily Mok. 
  • A WIDE DIAMETER (65.25 mm) provides a large base for the soapstone sculpture and an abundance of space for finely rendered details. 
  • DOME-LIKE CAPSULE helps protect your coin and the whale’s tail sculpture from the elements.

DESIGN: 

The ice-cool waters of Northern Canada catch the eye in this reverse design by Royal Canadian Mint engraver Cecily Mok. An even application of translucent enamel over a proof finish stands in for the ocean’s sparkling, Arctic-blue waters, while allowing a glimpse of what lies below: the engraved outlines of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and its calf. The large cetacean signals its intent to dive by raising its fluke above the water, where it is represented in sculptural form. Hand-carved by Canadian artist Dave Zachary and his team of sculptors, the tail smoothly arches above the coin’s surface and is made from Canadian soapstone, with colour and marbling variations that make each piece unique. Ice floes edge the waters and bear the engraved words “CANADA” at the top and the face value “50 DOLLARS” and the year “2018” at the bottom. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

POLAR BEAR

In a landscape carved by ice and wind, the polar bear remains the unchallenged titan of the Arctic. Its unmistakable profile lends itself beautifully to sculptured works of art—particularly the soapstone piece on the reverse of this 5 oz. pure silver coin, which colourfully conveys the majesty of life in Northern Canada.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Introducing an unforgettable coin that pairs a traditional soapstone sculpture with contemporary coin-making techniques!
  • Rising up on the reverse, each polar bear sculpture is carefully hand-carved from Canadian soapstone by a Canadian artist Dave Zachary.
  • Engraving recreates the rough edges of the ice on the reverse, while translucent colour enamel adds a deep blue hue to the Arctic waters.
  • With a 65.25 mm diameter, the coin’s surface provides a large base for the soapstone sculpture, while proof-quality 99.99% pure silver mimics the light-reflective nature of the Arctic landscape!
  • A dome-like capsule will keep your coin safely protected from the elements.
  • With a mintage of just 1,300, your coin is a limited collectible work of art that will draw all eyes toward your collection!

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

SRP: $549.95
Item Number: 160478
UPC: 6-23932-08472-8
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 1,300
Weight (g): 157.6
Diameter (mm): 65.25
Face Value: $50
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Dave Zachary
Packaging: Wooden circular base with black beauty box

DESIGN:

The natural beauty of Northern Canada shines bright on the reverse, thanks to a harmonious mix of finishing techniques and a polar bear soapstone sculpture that makes each coin unique. As it does for Arctic marine life, ice floe provides the foundation for this design: engraving provides a life-like textural effect, while a special frosting gives the snow-covered ice a more matte-like appearance. The surrounding water is a sparkling shade of blue, thanks to the application of translucent enamel over the proof finish. But the focal point is undeniably the sculptured piece that rises up from the ice floe: each polar bear sculpture has been hand-carved from Canadian soapstone by Canadian artist Dave Zachary and his team of sculptors. With its gaze fixed on what lies ahead, the polar bear cuts a formidable figure in this Arctic landscape, where it is regarded as an icon of strength and endurance.

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