The second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new O Canada series focusing on iconic Canadian images, this beautiful coin celebrates the rich history and symbolism associated with the Canadian beaver.
This 10-Dollar coin is certified to be 99.99% fine silver with a diameter of 34 millimeters and a metal weight 15.87 grams. The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc features a portrait of a beaver felling a birch tree. The beaver, viewed from the front with its head turned toward the right side of the coin, rises from the hard work of chopping at the birch trunk with its prominent incisors. Its two clawed forepaws and webbed hind paws are visible, and its tail is partially visible as it counterbalances the beaver's weight from behind. The birch trunk, sufficiently chopped, has just begun the process of falling, the woodchips resulting from the beaver's industrious task scattered at the nearly felled tree's base. Framing the reverse image is an outer band featuring the word 'CANADA,' the date '2013,' and the face value of '10 DOLLARS,' as well as a small stylized beaver paw print symbol. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Item Number: 121795
Face Value: 10 dollars
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
-This is the second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new O Canada 1/2oz silver coin series. The series focuses on iconic Canadian images to celebrate all that makes Canada unique. Rendered in 99.99% pure silver with limited mintage, this coin is sure to be sought after by collectors.
-Future coins in this series include images on the Polar Bear, Maple Leaf and other iconic Canadian images, and is available as part of a monthly subscription.
-This beautiful silver coin comes in a clamshell case encased in a special full-colour beauty box.
-A great gift and collectible to celebrate Canada's natural wonders, Canadian fauna and the country's unique iconography.
-An excellent addition to any collection focused around nature.
-This silver coin is also available as part of a 12-coin subscription set.
Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized full color sleeve.