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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)

 
$69.95 CAD
10000
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.

Order your coin today!

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Great quality (6)
  • Unique (5)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (5), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4), Yes (3)

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4.0

Beautiful duck

By DaveLon

from London, ON

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

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

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

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

real ducky

By senior collector

from nova scotia

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      excellent addition to my collection

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Definitely buy this again

      By sit, the Collector

      from Chilliwack, B.C.

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Ducks

          By Woody

          from Lewistown, Mt

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Collection

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              excellent colour

              By chattydor

              from Brampton Ont.

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Quality
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'm All Quacked Up!!!

                By Firebreak!!!

                from Greenville, PA.

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Colorized Coin Collector, Disabled Veteran, Father, Grandfather, Numismatist, Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  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..

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Super Nice Series !!!!

                  By ZZtop

                  from Canada , Ontario

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      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 !

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      • No.130587
                      • Mintage10000
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 15.87
                      • Diameter (mm) 34
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value10 dollars
                      • ArtistTrevor Tennant (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)