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2014 Canada 50-cent Sea Creatures - Seahorse (#2) 1/25oz. Gold Coin (No Tax)

2014 Canada 50-cent Sea Creatures - Seahorse (#2) 1/25oz. Gold Coin (No Tax)
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2014 Canada 50-cent Sea Creatures - Seahorse (#2) 1/25oz. Gold Coin (No Tax)

The seahorse is one of the most fascinating creatures in the sea, and the province of Nova Scotia is fortunate to have one species of this extraordinary fish living along its coastline. It's the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus), and its unique characteristics go far beyond its horse-like head, including a tail like a monkey; changing colours (and shapes!) like a chameleon; and a brood pouch like a kangaroo on the males so they can hatch and raise as many as 700 fry until they know how to swim!

Canadian artist Emily Damstra has created a stunningly detailed side profile of a female lined seahorse that clearly shows why this unique fish was named after a horse, but with a more tube-like snout that sucks up prey like a straw. The seahorse's eyes are reminiscent of a chameleon's and can also swivel about independently. Fish scales have been replaced by a bony armour that covers the seahorse's body in a series of rings, and the small dorsal fin, used for small amounts of propulsion, makes it easy to envision why this fish is not a good swimmer and needs a strong, monkey-like tail to pull itself around in the seaweed or coral.

Item Number: 130206
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Mintage: 7,500
Weight (g): 1.27
Diameter (mm): 13.92
Face Value: 50 cent
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- 2nd coin in this series!
- Superior craftsmanship captures the seahorse's bony armour in exquisite texture and detail.
- A wonderful keepsake to discover and cherish the lined seahorse, the fascinating "fish" that's anything but.
- A unique gift for proud Nova Scotians and other Canadians; nature and animal lovers; scuba divers, sailors; anyone who appreciates the countless marvels of the sea.
- An exceptional collectible with the heightened prestige of 99.99% pure gold that's also accessible for the budget-conscious.
- Limited to 7,500 coins worldwide-a must-have!

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