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In Portuguese, they are known as beija-flores or "flower-kissers." Early Spanish explorers called them joyas voladoras or "flying jewels." Native to North and South America, hummingbirds are the smallest and among the most fascinating birds in the world.
An ideal coin for you to start a gold coin collection. Order today!
• NEW! Your hummingbird coin is the first release in the Royal Canadian Mint's new series of small animals on our smallest gold coins.
• Your coin is certified to be fine gold (99.99% pure)
• An elegant design is finely engraved and meticulously presented in a beautiful proof finish coin (frosted raised elements on mirror background).
• Limited mintage of 10,000 worldwide.
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Claudio D'Angelo, and features a Ruby-throated Hummingbird in full flight: a pose that can only be captured by cutting-edge photographic equipment, given that its wings beat more than 50 times per second. Posed at the centre of this clean-lined, highly polished pure gold coin, the miniscule marvel raises its dark long-billed head, its wings—each feather engraved in fine detail—fully extended behind it. From the tiny white spot above the bird's lifelike right eye to the downy feathering of its belly and dark-shaded tips of its back and tail-feathers, each detail of the hummingbird's appearance is apparent despite the tiny size of both the coin and its subject. Engraved with the face value, "25 Cents" and "Canada 2013."
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.
The hummingbird: the Canadian forest's miniscule miracle.
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