1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 3-Coin Subscription - Under the Sea - Mintage: 7,500 (2017)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 3-Coin Subscription – Under the Sea – Mintage: 7,500 (2017)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 3-Coin Subscription – Under the Sea – Mintage: 7,500 (2017)

$151.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
Canada and US only

A MINT FIRST! Undersea creatures all crafted in one-of-a-kind glass! Subscribe today!

Ocean and land are eternally intertwined, yet much of the sea remains a world of unknown wonders. This underwater paradise is teeming with life and colour, home to mystifying residents that captivate us with their otherworldly beauty and behaviour.

Only those who brave the depths can hope to uncover the secrets of the sea. This enchanting new series showcases three ocean residents we've already come to know and love, beautifully portrayed as a stunning murrini element encased in borosilicate glass.

To create each coin's handmade murrini element, the artist first layers various rods of coloured borosilicate glass in a tube. All the air is then drawn from the tube using a vacuum pump, while melting the glass assembly. This produces a single fine cane that, once sliced, reveals the image on each cross-section of the glass. A fine layer of the murrini cane is applied onto the glass, with more colour swept across the back before being embedded on the coin. The result: a stunning, one-of-a-kind seahorse for the first coin of this exciting series!

Each glass piece is a unique piece of art! Subscribe today!

Special features:
  • NEW SERIES! Your coins are part of three 99.99% pure silver coins in an exquisite new series called Under The Sea, which features some of the marvels found in Canadian waters!
  • HURRY AND SUBSCRIBE! Subscribe today* and then relax knowing you will receive all three coins (each coin $151.95). Coins in your subscription include:
    • Seahorse (priced at $151.95, expected ship date September 2016)
    • Sea Star (priced at $151.95, expected ship date June 2017)
    • Sea Turtle (priced at $151.95, expected ship date September 2017)
  • A MINT FIRST! The undersea-shaped glass elements in your three coins are the result of a laborious handcrafted process in which different colours of glass rods (stringers) are layered and fused together to form a colourful mosaic that reveals the final image when sliced, also known as a mosaic murrini.
  • EACH GLASS PIECE IS A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART! The handcrafted nature of both the murrini element and its glass enclosure make each coin in this 3-coin series unique.
  • UNIQUE GLASS EMBELLISHMENT! Despite its delicate appearance, the glass embellishment in each of your coins are sculpted from borosilicate glass, which is highly resilient yet lightweight.
  • ARTFULLY INTEGRATES THE ILLUSION OF WATER! In the background, each coin's silver surface is artfully integrated to create the illusion of water, while the eye-catching colour adds vibrancy to the engraved design.
  • AN ARTISTIC COLLABORATION! Your coins are the collaboration of two artists! The pure silver coin was designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, while the glass embellishment was handcrafted by Canadian glass artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay!
  • THREE 1-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COINS! Your three coins are GST/HST exempt!
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 7,500 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and subscribe today before they are all gone!

About the first coin design: Seahorse

Designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, the first coin in your 3-coin subscription offers a glimpse of the hidden underwater world off Canada's Atlantic coast, thanks to its depiction of a shallow sea grass habitat. The application of vivid coloured enamel over the detailed engraving recreates the textured rocks, seashells and swaying green grasses that line the sandy ocean floor. To the right, a handcrafted glass embellishment by Canadian glass artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay contains a striking seahorse-shaped mosaic murrini element. The mosaic-based approach to this glass art technique lends itself well to recreating the seahorse's speckled colouring, while other features such as its bony armour, pointed snout and curled tail are equally captured in extraordinary detail. The murrini piece has its own protection thanks to its resilient glass enclosure sculpted from borosilicate glass.

Packaging:

Your coins are individually encapsulated and presented in their own Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshells with black beauty boxes.

Subscribe today!

*Credit card purchases only, charged when each coin is shipped. The Royal Canadian Mint reserves the right to refuse or limit orders and to limit the total amount of subscribers to this series. The Mint also reserves the right to change its prices and product offerings without notice. After purchasing your first coin, you will automatically receive the subsequent coins when they are released. Coins may not be issued in the same order as listed above. Subscription agreement may be cancelled at your request at any time with a phone call or written notice to the Royal Canadian Mint. While quantities last.

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 3-Coin Subscription – Under the Sea – Mintage: 7500 (2017)
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Attractive (4)
  • Great quality (4)
  • One of A kind (4)
  • Unique (4)

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5.0

Best Ever

By cupidcomet

from New Waterford Nova scotia

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult

    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 3-Coin Subscription – Under the Sea – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

    I cannot imagine how the other 2 of this series can match the beauty of this coin

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Unique Coin

    By Renee

    from Edmonton,AB

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality
    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Gift For Child
    • Holiday Gift
    • Special Occasion
    • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 3-Coin Subscription – Under the Sea – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

    This is an awesome series. shipping was very quick with first coin, cant wait to see the rest. Would be even nicer if the Mint would offer a Collector Case with this series as other series that sold for less had beautiful Cases included.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simpy Amazing

    By DD

    from Ontario Canada

    About Me Collector

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality
    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 3-Coin Subscription – Under the Sea – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

      I have to admit this coin is just great. The glass embellishment stands out really well from the rest of the coin, yet it all seems to come together and create one scene. Although this series is a little pricey, it is definitely worth the value. also pretty cool how the video of how the glass is made is included in the pictures of the coin, could be something the mint can start doing for all of these unique coins with the extras put on.

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      5.0

      Mintage is a little bit too high

      By JT

      from Montreal, QC

      About Me Collectible

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured 3-Coin Subscription – Under the Sea – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

        Once again, why RCM make those pieces of art too small? They are so beautiful and original so why don't you make it a little bit bigger?

        I think the coin is beautiful and original but the mintage should be 4000 - 5000 to give this piece of art to become a rarer coin,

        I personally think 38mm is a bit too small because if you want to bring murrini element encased in borosilicate glass, or any piece of art, on the spotlight I would suggest a 54mm for future coins/series.

        Beside that, I think this is a great coin and I love it to have in my collection.

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        • Q:

          There are two answers to the question of purchasing only this first coin without subscribing to the whole set. Which answer is correct? May I buy only the seahorse coin somewhere? Thanks.
          Asked on 10/13/2016 by Sammy from Ontario

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Hi Sammy,

            Both answers are correct. Canada Post locations sell the seahorse coin as a single. If you want to buy directly from the Royal Canadian Mint you have to subscribe to the three coin subscription. If your local Canada Post location does not have any in stock they can arrange for one from another location to be mailed directly to you.

            Answered on 11/1/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
        • Q:

          If the "Seahorse" coin is stamped with year being "2017" what will the "Sea Turtle" be stamped with as Subscription Page has "Sea Turtle" also stamped with "2017" year. Will both coins have "2017" stamp?
          Asked on 9/28/2016 by Renee from Edmonton,AB

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Hi Renee,

            Yes, all three coins in the under the sea subscription will be 2017.

            Answered on 10/3/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
        • Q:

          Why no "Collector Case" for this series? Other subscriptions with 3 coins that sold for less have had collector cases included. You would think the Mint would offer one for this Unique more expensive series.
          Asked on 9/26/2016 by Renee from Edmonton,AB

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Hi Renee,

            There's no collector case because these three coins were originally slated to be a series (each coin sold separately), but just before the first coin launched we decided to sell them together as a subscription so customers who buy the first coin don't miss out on the others.

            Answered on 10/24/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
        • Q:

          On Subscription Page for the first "Under the Sea" coin which is released September 2016, the picture of coin has a "2017" year stamped on coin. Oooops!
          Asked on 9/17/2016 by Renee from Edmonton,AB

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Good morning and thank you for your interest in the Royal Canadian Mint product, we value the time you take to provide feedback. To answer your question above, this coin is dated 2017 because the 2 other coins in the series will launch in 2017 and since there is only 4 months before the end of the year, we wanted to keep our customer interested in purchasing a 2017 coins in the up-coming new year if not sold out in 2016. Have a nice day!

            Answered on 9/21/2016 by Annie (Product Team) from Ottawa
        • Q:

          Why is there a 9 month gap between coins 1 and 2 and only 3 month gap between coins 2 and 3?
          Asked on 9/17/2016 by Renee from Edmonton,AB

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Good morning and thank you for your interest in the Royal Canadian Mint product, we value the time you take to provide feedback. To answer your question above, it's a distribution of the monthly offering so not all products with technology comes out at the same time and it all depends on the themes variety during the month launch as well. It is also because these coins are embellished with hand-made pieces, our launch of each coin depends on the pace and schedule of the glass artist Thanks for your purchase, glad you like it, we are very proud of it! Have a nice day!

            Answered on 9/21/2016 by Annie (Product Team) from Ottawa
        • Q:

          Can I purchase just this coin I do not want to subscribe to the 3 coins
          Asked on 9/6/2016 by willow from Whitby

          2 answers

          • A:

            Available individually from Canada Post.

            Answered on 9/13/2016 by AP from Ontario
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Hi willow - we are only selling these coins as a complete set.

            Answered on 9/7/2016 by Anonymous
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        Specifications

        • No.156874
        • Mintage7,500
        • Composition99.99% pure silver
        • Finishproof
        • Weight (g) 31.39
        • Diameter (mm) 38
        • Edgeserrated
        • Certificateserialized
        • Face value20 dollars
        • ArtistMaurice Gervais (reverse), Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay (glass embellishment), Susanna Blunt (obverse)