The latest issue in the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular Ducks of Canada series features North America’s largest diving duck: the Canvasback.
Item Number: 142650
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Artist: Glen Scrimshaw
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- The Canvasback is the sixth coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular Ducks of Canada series.
- A limited mintage of 10,000 and highly popular subject matter for bird watchers, duck hunters and coloured coin admirers means that this coin is sure to be sought after by collectors.
- Beautifully designed by Saskatchewan artist Glen C. Scrimshaw this coin celebrates the beauty of Canada’s waterfowl with a male and female Canvasback in their natural habitat on a selectively coloured and engraved coin of 99.99% pure silver.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen C. Scrimshaw features a coloured and engraved male and female Canvasback in their natural habitat. Standing at the right front side of the image, the male is presented in profile from its left. The stance highlights the drake’s characteristically sloped bill, graceful neck, and distinctive colouring. The male stands on a floating nest filled with eight small eggs. The female paddles in the water on the left side of the image, slightly behind the male. Her pose showcases the swimming posture of the Canvasback as well as the female’s mottled brown colouring. The background presents a beautifully coloured sunrise scene on a misty tree-lined lake.