O Canada! From colourful flora to iconic fauna and landmarks, breathtaking images of Canada’s landscapes reflect the diversity of the Canadian experience. The second coin in this 13-coin series explores Quebec as a changing landscape teeming with lakes and rivers, whose waters have helped shape Canada’s history while providing solitude and recreation for paddling enthusiasts of all ages.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Finish: Matte proof
Artist: Daniel Dagenais
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- SECOND 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!
Based on a photograph by Canadian nature photographer Daniel Dagenais, the reverse offers a first-person perspective of a kayak excursion on a river in Quebec. In the crisp morning air, the clouded sunrise and the fog rolling off the steep cliffs add to the sense of stillness in the air. The application of vibrant colour over engraving recreates the life-like qualities of the original photograph, in which the stern of the bright blue kayak contrasts with the muted green and grey colours of the untamed landscape. The reverse also features the engraved word “CANADA” and the dates “1867-2017” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.