The Pygmy Snaketail - 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin (2015) - Mintage: 10,000

1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

$79.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
Canada and US only

An ideal gift for people who like to be dazzled by dragonflies and holograms! Order yours today!

The beautifully coloured pygmy snaketail (Ophiogomphus howei) is a rare sight in most areas—except for those lucky enough to spot it near the fast-moving rivers of New Brunswick and northwestern Ontario. But with this dazzling holographic coin, the brightly-coloured dragonfly is forever immortalised for all to admire!

An ideal gift for people who like to be dazzled by dragonflies and holograms! Order yours today!

Special features:
•   The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting Dragonflies series, which features painted images of dragonflies set against a hologram background image of their natural habitat.
•   As the coin is tilted back and forth, the hologram technology—which represents its natural habitat—captures the full rainbow spectrum of colours from any light source.
•   This coin is 99.99% pure silver, with limited worldwide mintage of 10,000 coins.
•   An exquisite addition to any nature-themed or specialty coin collection.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Celia Godkin, your coin offers a rare opportunity to view the pygmy snaketail (Ophiogomphus howei), as it would appear in its natural habitat. This painted dragonfly faces the viewer and seemingly peers out from the image with its large eyes; its beautiful green colouring extends from its head through its thorax towards its dorsal abdomen, where the green is replaced with yellow markings along the side. The dragonfly's delicately veined wings are fully extended as it basks in the warming rays of the mid-June sun amidst the green leaves and violet-blue flowers of the pickerelweed. In the background, a shimmering full-colour hologram recreates the pygmy snaketail's natural habitat, adding movement to the design.

Did you know…
•   This rare dragonfly species spends much of its adult life in the forests, not far from the water where it lived for two years as a larva.
•   As a flying adult, the pygmy snaketail will only live 6 to 8 weeks; most become prey to birds, wasps and larger dragonflies.
•   The first sighting of this species in Canada was reported in 2002, when it was identified along New Brunswick's Saint John River.
•   When reproducing, the female dips her abdomen into the water to lay her eggs; these are then carried downstream by the current before they eventually sink into the riverbed!
•   During the day, pygmy snaketail larvae burrow into the sand or gravel; they surface again at night, drifting with the current and feasting on other invertebrates and fish larvae.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a protective sleeve.

Order your coin today!

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015)
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Unique (8)
  • Good value (7)
  • Great quality (7)
  • One of A kind (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift for child (7)
  • Gift (6)
  • Holiday gift (3)
  • Special occasion (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (8), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (3)

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5.0

Beautiful

By Wildcat

from Quebec,Canada

About Me Coin Collecter, Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

    I love the way the water changes the reflections

    This is a beautiful coin

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Pygmy Snaketail beautifully depicted !

    By Bob

    from Allegheny Cty, Pa

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

        Superb hologram effect on this 1/2 ounce "Dragonfly" issue. Coloring and overall design very well done.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        A beautiful coin

        By gri gri

        from Toronto Ontario

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • One Of A Kind
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult

          Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

          The coin was a gift for my daughter in Switzerland. She collects all things "Dragonfly".
          This coin is not as attractive /clear as the second of the series which I purchased some time ago. I also wish to purchase the first coin of the series which you state was "Archived". Does this mean it is no longer for sale/ sold out ?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          lookes as good as the rest

          By sisquo

          from halifax ns

          About Me Bargain Hunter

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Difficult To Personalize

          Best Uses

          • To Tease Everone With

          Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

          3

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Beauty & Clarity--missing clarity!

          By Banana

          from Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

          About Me Beautiful, Quality Driven, Unique

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Quality
          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Child

          Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

          Of all the coins, you asked me about this one.
          I have purchased many coins and loved them all. This particular one was difficult to view and I gave it as a gift to a child. I believe he will not be able to detect what it is--floral or what?
          Colours are beautiful, however clarity not too good. It should have been a little bigger.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Very Nice

          By TAC

          from Central Ontario

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

              I enjoy all Canadian nature coins (insects to trees to birds...etc) and the dragonfly series fits nicely into my collection. I will keep buying this unique series.

              Thanks for the great work! These coins will be appreciated for years to come.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              awsome

              By gmcman67

              from prince george b.c.

              About Me Quality Driven

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Gift For Child
                • Holiday Gift

                Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                investment.one of the bestlooking coin sets i have seen in awhile.no edge lettering

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                nice coin

                By gmcman67

                from prince george b.c.

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Child
                  • Holiday Gift

                  Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                  for my coin collection.for retirement.always nice to look at.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  This Set has all the Bells & Whistles

                  By Denny

                  from Sunny British Columbia

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Special Occasion

                    Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                    Andy Everson has created another work of Art!!Kudo's,just stunning!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Dragonfly Coin

                    By RG

                    from St Catharines Ontario

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift For Adult
                      • Gift For Child
                      • Special Occasion

                      Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Hologram Coin - The Pygmy Snaketail - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                      Gave to my wife because she loves Dragonflys, she has all 3 in the series. looking forward to collecting them all. wish we knew how many are coming out to complete the set.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      Specifications

                      • No.142565
                      • Mintage10,000
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 15.87
                      • Diameter (mm) 34
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value10 dollars
                      • ArtistCelia Godkin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)