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2013 Canada $10 Ducks of Canada - Wood Duck (#2) Fine Silver (No Tax)

2013 Canada $10 Ducks of Canada - Wood Duck (#2) Fine Silver (No Tax)

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2013 Canada $10 Ducks of Canada - Wood Duck (#2) Fine Silver (No Tax)

Considered by many to be North America's most beautiful waterfowl, the Wood Duck is a well-loved resident of southern Canada throughout the warm summer months. This unique duck nests in tree cavities, living primarily on vegetation in and near waterways and wetlands.

The coloured reverse image by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant features a Wood Duck breeding pair swimming in a pond dotted with lily pads. In the foreground swims the colourful male, viewed in profile from his left side.

Each detail of his unique colour pattern is majestically captured, from his iridescent crested head with its bright red eye, white outline pattern, and vibrant yellow, orange, and black bill, to his metallic blue wing feathers, russet breast, and golden flank.

His image is beautifully reflected in the water in which he swims. In the background, swimming beside her partner, is the lovely female with her predominantly brown and white body, crested head, distinctive white eye markings, blue bill, and indigo and aubergine wing feathers.

In the background is a dense stand of striking green lily pads dotted with soft yellow water lilies. The reverse is coloured with specialized inks using an advanced process colour designed to adhere to metal.

Item Number: 123014
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:
- This stunning, proof-finish silver coin features a wood duck pair at the onset of fall migration showcased in full colour.
- A unique opportunity to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited Canada with a keepsake whose aesthetic appeal stands on its own. For 75 years, Ducks Unlimited Canada has been committed to wetland conservation, delivering science-based habitat projects as well as research, education and policy programs.
- This finely crafted coin perfectly captures the crisp chill of this iconic moment in the cycle of Canada's seasons.
- Melding the Royal Canadian Mint's world-renowned artistry and craftsmanship, this coin is an excellent gift for bird aficionados, conservationists, nature lovers, and collectors of beautiful and unique coins.

Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.
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