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2013 Canada $10 Dragonfly - Twelve Spotted Skimmer (#1) (No Tax)



 
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The first issue in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting Dragonfly series featuring coloured dragonflies set in holograms. The first coin features the beautiful Libellula pulchella-the Twelve-Spotted Skimmer.

This silver proof coin is certified to be 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 34 millimetres and a metal weight of 15.87 grams.

The reverse image designed by Canadian artist Celia Godkin features a painted Libellula pulchella set against a hologram. Rendered in finest detail, the dragonfly is presented from its right side. Its lacy, brightly hued periwinkle-spotted wings, with contrasting black dots and soft blue-white colouring, are fully extended as the male Twelve-Spotted Pond Skimmer poses delicately atop a blade of pond grass. From the viewer's vantage point, we see the Skimmer's characteristic yellow-lined thorax and body as well as the soft blue colouring that distinguishes the mature male of the species. In the background, its natural habitat-a water lily-lined pond-is presented in a shimmering full-colour hologram, bringing sparkling movement to the water.

The polished silver border around the image is engraved with the word 'CANADA,' the date '2013,' and the face value of '10 DOLLARS.' The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 123746
Face Value: 10 dollars
Mintage: 10,000
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
-The first in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new 'Dragonflies' series featuring painted Canadian dragonfly species set against hologram images of their natural habitat!
-The hologram technology, representing the water, is used on coin to capture the full rainbow spectrum of color from any light source as the coin is tilted back and forth.
-Start collecting this promising series from the outset. Very limited mintage of just 10,000 means that this coin is sure to be sought after by collectors.
-A beautiful gift and exquisite addition to any nature-themed or specialty coin collection.

Packaging:
Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a sleeve.

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