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2017 $10 FINE SILVER COIN CELEBRATING CANADA'S 150TH: COMMON LOON

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$44.95

Description

O Canada! From colourful flora to iconic fauna and landmarks, breathtaking images of Canada’s landscapes reflect the incredible beauty and diversity of the Canadian experience. Beginning with the beloved icon of Ontario’s lakes, this new 13-coin collaborative series marks the 150th anniversary of Canada with a cross-country journey that celebrates the distinct and timeless wonders of the land we proudly call home.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
SRP: $44.95
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 25,000
Weight (g)*: 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Finish: Matte proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Jim Cumming
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • FIRST in an exciting 13-coin series: As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, embark on a cross-country collecting experience with a stunning series that showcases Canada’s iconic flora, fauna, landscapes and landmarks!
  • This collaborative series between the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Geographic magazine features striking designs based on unforgettable photographs from the bi-monthly publication.
  • A new coin each month! Struck and applied with vibrant colour, each coin is presented in the order of each of Canada’s province or territory’s entry into Confederation.
  • Collect each coin individually or subscribe today to guarantee a complete set! Each subscription includes a FREE one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic, plus a bonus premium wooden box.
  • An affordable way to introduce others to the joy of coin collecting while fostering a widespread appreciation for the incomparable beauty of Canada’s landscapes!

DESIGN
Based on an image by Canadian nature photographer Jim Cumming, the reverse transports the viewer to one of Ontario’s many lakes, where an iconic common loon (Gavia immer) has set up its summer home. Gliding across the glassy surface of its habitat, the loon tilts upwards in the water to stretch its wings, which offers the viewer a better glimpse of its remarkable wing feathers. The application of vibrant colour recreates the life-like qualities of the original photograph and captures the loon in fine detail, from its checkered plumage to the unique black-and-white collar beneath its jet-black head. The engraving brings a beautiful element of dimension to the overall design, which truly conveys the wild, untamed beauty of Ontario’s lakes. The reverse also features the engraved word “CANADA” and the dates “1867-2017” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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