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2013 $25 O Canada - Orca (#5) Fine Silver (No Tax) 123935

2013 $25 O Canada - Orca (#5) Fine Silver (No Tax) 123935

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2013 $25 O Canada - Orca (#5) Fine Silver (No Tax) 123935

The 5th coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new O Canada sub series focusing on iconic Canadian animals, this beautiful coin celebrates one of Canada's most fascinating marine species-the orca.

This coin is certified to be 99.99% silver with a diameter of 38 millimetres and a metal weight of 31.39 grams The reverse design by Canadian artists Pierre Leduc presents an adult female orca and her young calf swimming near a rocky outcropping on the ocean floor.

The mother's distinctive rounded rostrum (snout) and light markings are presented with expert engraving, highlighting characteristic light spots above the orca's eye, on the lower jaw, and at the midpoint of her body both at her belly and behind her dorsal fin. Her powerful tail bends to propel her through the water, its bright underside visible.

Bubbles rise from the blowhole atop her head. Beside her the young calf, that bears the same markings as its mother, swims comfortably, bubbles also rising from its blowhole. In the foreground of the image we see a rocky outcropping from the ocean floor populated by various sea grasses. Stylized line-work and expert engraving perfectly capture the sense of depth and buoyancy of the underwater image.

The reverse image is framed with a border engraved with the word "CANADA," the date "2013," the face value of "25 DOLLARS," and a stylized orca tail fin. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 123935
Face Value: 25 dollars
Mintage: 8,500
Composition: 99.99% fine Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- This is the 5th and final 1 ounce coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new O Canada sub series. The series focuses on iconic Canadian images to celebrate all that makes Canada unique. Struck in premium proof and rendered in 99.99% fine silver with limited mintages, this coin is sure to be sought after by collectors.
- Part of a sub-series of three coins portraying the iconic orca in three distinct scenarios, all engraved in exquisite detail and set against the backdrop of the Canada's Northwest Pacific coast-part of Canada's distinct landscape.
- A great gift and collectible to celebrate Canada's natural wonders, the Canadian North, Canada's animal species, and the country's unique iconography.
?-An excellent addition to any collection focused around nature or Canadiana.

Packaging:
Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized full color beauty box.
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