The unique coast-dwelling Harlequin duck is a rare and lovely sight along Canada’s Pacific and Atlantic shores in winter, and among fast-moving inland streams in summer. This fourth coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular Ducks of Canada series celebrates the striking Harlequin duck.
Item Number: 130587
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g)*: 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Artist: Trevor Tennant
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- The 4th coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular Ducks of Canada series celebrating the life and habits of a beloved Canadian duck species, the Harlequin duck.
- Beautifully portrayed in full colour, this engraved 99.99% fine silver coin highlights the colourful beauty of the Harlequin duck and the craftsmanship of RCM engravers.
- Admire this beautiful and valuable artwork. Nature lovers, art aficionados silver and coloured coin collectors, get one of the 10,000 limited edition Ducks of Canada Coin!
The reverse design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant features a pair of Harlequin ducks standing on rocks in a fast-moving stream. Engraved and in full colour, the image centres on a profile portrait of the brightly coloured male, its characteristic blue and russet plumage marked with bright white lines and spots outlined in black. The white dot behind its eye and white colouring above its dark bill are shared by the female, who stands behind him on the left side of the image. Her light brown-grey body faces the viewer and her face is presented in profile, to highlight her facial markings. Both stand with their strong webbed feet spread sturdily atop small rocks covered with moss that jut from the freshwater rapids of their summer breeding habitat. The rapids rise behind the ducks, far into the background, lending the scene a dynamic feel. As with the other coins in this series, portions of the image extend past the inner frame of the reverse, giving the image a unique three-dimensional appearance.