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1/10 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Orca - Mintage: 4,000 (2013)

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4000
$279.95 CAD
 

Order today! Last coin in this popular 1/10 oz. pure gold series!

The orca is one of the planet's most uniquely social mammals. Only elephants and higher primates have societies that are as complex and robust as that of the orca. This marine mammal’s social structure, which some researchers refer to as a "culture," reveals familial bonds, modes of communication, hunting habits and other practices that are passed on for generations.

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Special features:
• Your coin is the fifth and last coin coin in the O Canada 1/10 oz. pure gold coin series.
• Your pure gold coin features a proof finish (frosted relief over brilliant background)
• Your coin portrays the iconic orca engraved in exquisite detail against the backdrop of the Canada’s Northwest Pacific coast—part of Canada's distinct landscape.
• Your coin is a great gift and collectible that celebrates Canada's natural wonders, the Canadian North.
• Struck in 99.99% pure gold, your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc and portrays a three-quarter profile portrait of an orca emerging from the water, seeming to gaze at the viewer with the curiosity of a wise and intelligent species. Its two pectoral fins jut forward, helping the orca keep its large head above water. Around it rise whitecapped waves of splashing water. In the background, we see the tall, straight dorsal of a mature male, curved large dorsal of a female, and small curved dorsal of an orca calf in the distant waters—members, no doubt, of this beautiful animal's family group or pod. In the distance, the shoreline of Canada's Northwest Pacific coast is visible, with its rugged outcroppings and tall evergreens. The reverse image is framed with a border engraved with the word "CANADA," the date "2013," the face value of "5 DOLLARS," and a stylized orca tail fin.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized full colour sleeve.

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