1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Harlequin Duck - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)
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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Harlequin Duck - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Harlequin Duck - Mintage: 10,000 (2014)

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$69.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

A popular design; order yours before they're all gone!

This beautiful fine silver coin features the Harlequin duck—the “fancy lord and lady” of Canada's east and west coasts. Named for the male's bright colouring, which resembles the clothing of the zany Harlequin character of traditional Italian commedia dell'arte, this pretty little duck is a strong swimmer with a distinctive mouse-like squeal. It winters on the rocky, isolated shores of Canada's east and west coasts, moving inland to fast-moving fresh-water streams for breeding season from May to September.

Histrionicus histrionicus is considered a species of conservation concern in Canada, especially in the east. It is a relatively uncommon duck remarkable for the male's colouring and its unique call. While the male bears slate blue, white, black, and russet plumage, the female and young are a more subdued brown, giving them camouflage against predators.

Previous coins in this series have sold out, hurry and order yours today!

Special features:
•  The 4th coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's popular Ducks of Canada series celebrating the life and habits of a beloved Canadian duck species, the Harlequin duck.
•  Beautifully portrayed and selectively coloured, this engraved 99.99% pure silver coin highlights the colourful beauty of the Harlequin duck and the craftsmanship of RCM engravers.
•  As with the other coins in this series, portions of the image extend past the inner frame of the reverse, giving the image a unique three-dimensional appearance.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
Your coin features a pair of Harlequin ducks standing on rocks in a fast-moving stream. Engraved and selectively coloured, the image centres on a profile portrait of the brightly coloured male, its characteristic blue and russet plumage marked with bright white lines and spots outlined in black. The white dot behind its eye and white colouring above its dark bill are shared by the female, who stands behind him on the left side of the image. Her light brown-grey body faces the viewer and her face is presented in profile, to highlight her facial markings. Both stand with their strong webbed feet spread sturdily atop small rocks covered with moss that jut from the freshwater rapids of their summer breeding habitat. The rapids rise behind the ducks, far into the background, lending the scene a dynamic feel.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with black beauty box.

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Reviews

Beautiful duck

4

Gave as a gift to remember the duck being seen in London on the Themes and definitely photographed for the first time ever.

DaveLon

London, ON

Yes

real ducky

5

excellent addition to my collection

senior collector

nova scotia

Yes

Definitely buy this again

5

Beautiful coin, very true to the colours of the Harlequin. Love the "duck" series. RCM has done a great job.

sit, the Collector

Chilliwack, B.C.

Yes

Ducks

5

Collection

Woody

Lewistown, Mt

Yes

excellent colour

5

My husband is a duck hunter and I've purchased the entire set so far for him.. He's very pleased with the true colours of the birds. Excellent quality.

chattydor

Brampton Ont.

I'm All Quacked Up!!!

5

The 4th Coin in the series and it features the Glorious Harlequin Duck. Issued in the same size as the other coins 34mm which could be a little larger, but, yet very collectible. I wished it would also have been issued with a little lower mintage as the series continues on that way the Collectors will want it for their own Personal Collection. Still with it being solid silver it's investment value will increase over time. What can one say other than, "It's a Beautiful Coin". The Engraver at the Royal Canadian Mint picked a very pleasant Scene for a coin..

Firebreak!!!

Greenville, PA.

Yes

Super Nice Series !!!!

5

This is a super Nice set ! I have them all ! Ducks are well done , Colour is outstanding ! You need to see it in your hand ! You will love it !

ZZtop

Canada , Ontario

Yes

1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Harlequin Duck - Mintage: 10000 (2014)

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Specifications

  • No.130587
  • Mintage10,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • ArtistTrevor Tennant (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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