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2011 Canada $3 Wildlife Conservation - Orca Sterling Silver Square Coin

2011 Canada $3 Wildlife Conservation - Orca Sterling Silver Square Coin


 
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Please note, as is typical of this series, the coin may be toned.

2011 $3 Square Coin - Wildlife Conservation Series - Orca Whale (3rd in series)

Ruler of the Seas:

At home and abroad, the Orca is one of Canada's most treasured and iconic animals. It resides in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, but is particularly associated with British Columbia, where it is intimately tied to First Nations' tradition, culture, heritage, and mythology.

Admired for their beauty and respected as talented hunters, they are the largest member of the dolphin family, and can swim up to 55 km/h, which makes it the world's fastest sea mammal. Orcas live in pods of up to three dozen individuals and are among the cleverest mammals on earth: they demonstrate the ability to learn new things during their lifetimes and teach these things to the next generation.

Their distinctive intelligence, sociability, and playfulness, particularly their spectacular leaps, have made them so important to Canada.

The third coin in this exciting four-coin series sets itself apart with its uncommon square shape - the perfect setting to showcase the modern style used to feature Canada's wildlife, our legacy to protect.

Specifications:
Item number: 112442
Face Value: 3 dollars
Mintage: 15,000
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper - Gold plated
Weight (g): 11.8
Diameter (mm): 27 x 27
Edge: Plain
Finish: Specimen

Special Features:
Limited edition coin features a square shape with gold-plating, the fourth square shape coin by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Third coin in a new series featuring Canadian wildlife, starting with the 2010 Barn Owl and Polar Bear.
This is a Canadian must have for wildlife and sea animal lovers.
Comes with a unique customized sleeve.Packaging:
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a unique sleeve featuring this series of coins.

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