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A mallard pair floats on still water: an iconic Canadian image! Abundant throughout North America, the mallard is one of the continent’s most well-known and best-loved species of wild duck. One of the first to return to its home nesting grounds after winters spent in ice-free regions of the continent, this large surface-feeding waterfowl is the species from which most domestic ducks originated.
The plumage of mallards is instantly recognizable. The male, or drake, has a bright green head, ochre yellow bill, and brown chest. He bears patches (known as “specula”) of indigo blue on its greyish, brown wings. On the other hand, the female, or hen, bears mottled brown and white plumage, sharing with the drake a striking indigo speculum decorating the upper back edge of each wing.
Your coin is an excellent gift for bird aficionados, conservationists, nature lovers, and collectors of beautiful and unique coins. Order yours today!
• Your coin is a unique opportunity to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited Canada with a keepsake whose aesthetic appeal stands on its own.
• Your coin features a mallard pair at the onset of fall migration showcased in full colour.
• The first coin in a new series featuring Ducks of Canada.
• Crafted in fine silver (99.99% pure) and is GST/HST exempt.
• Limited to 10,000 coins worldwide.
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant and features a mallard pair walking together along the snow-dusted shore of a Canadian waterway in late autumn, preparing themselves, perhaps, for the first leg of their migratory journey to warmer climes. Your coin is also engraved with the face value of “10 dollars” 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.
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.
If you would like to learn more about ducks and wetland please visit our partner website www.ducks.ca
Order your coin today to celebrate this anniversary!