Lobster - 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin – Mintage: 7,500 (2015)

1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7,500 (2015)

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1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7,500 (2015)

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$129.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
Canada and US only

A fun and affordable gold coin, perfect to add to or start your gold collection!

The pride of Atlantic Canada, the lobster (Homarus americanus) has become a cultural icon not only for its appeal to seafood lovers, but also as an important part of the area’s rich marine heritage. This nocturnal crustacean can be found crawling along the seabed of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, where warmer summer temperatures draw it into shallower waters. There in this murky habitat, the lobster’s vision is able to detect movement but little else; instead, it relies on remarkably heightened senses of taste, touch and smell to interact with its environment in ways that scientists are still uncovering today.

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the prestige of owning a pure gold coin, this unique treasure is it! Order yours today!

Special features:
•  Superior craftsmanship recreates the lobster’s unique characteristics in great detail on a remarkably small canvas.
•  A beautiful frosted finish brings added dimension and depth to the striking design
•  A timeless keepsake that celebrates an iconic sea creature that is the pride of Atlantic Canada and a staple of Canada’s fishing industry.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Emily Damstra, your coin features a striking three-quarter profile of a Canadian Atlantic lobster. Finely-detailed engraving recreates the lobster’s characteristic features, from the bumpy “teeth” on the claws to the sensory bristles along the edges of its articulated tail. The long pair of antennae, which are sensitive to the touch and chemicals, rise up past the image field while the shorter antennules are pointed forward to help the lobster react to its surroundings. The lobster’s famous claws are prominently displayed; both its large, big-toothed crusher claw and the fine-edged ripper claw are opened slightly, ready to grip any prey encountered as our lobster walks along the seabed on its eight walking legs.

Did you know…
•  Lobsters are only orange-red once they’ve been cooked—lobsters harvested in Atlantic Canada are typically olive or brownish-coloured.
•  If a lobster is cut into two equal halves from head to tail, both would be the mirror image of the other—except for the front claws, which differ in shape to serve different purposes.
•  The largest lobster on record was caught off-shore of Nova Scotia, weighing 20.14 kilograms and measuring more than 110 centimetres long—it is believed to have been at least 100 years old!
•  If missing a leg or claw, the lobster has the ability to regenerate it when it moults.
•  Lobsters moult by crawling out of their old shell; this briefly leaves them soft-shelled, but before the new shell hardens completely, they use sea water to fill extra space to allow for growth.
•  The lobster is an active hunter with a varied diet that includes crab, shellfish, marine worms and more; they will even scavenge the remains of other sea organisms to feast upon.
•  Just like humans, the lobster can be right or left-handed depending on which side its crusher claw is on!

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

Order your coin today!

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1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015)
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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    (4)

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    (2)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (16)
  • Unique (10)
  • Great quality (8)
  • One of A kind (5)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

  • Too small (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (8)
  • Special occasion (7)
  • Holiday gift (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (10), Budget shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (4)

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5.0

Bang for,buck

By Iceman

from Michigan, USA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult
  • Gift For Child
  • Holiday Gift

Comments about 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

Beautiful high quality gold coin at an affordable price that anyone can afford. Great store of value. Everyone should have some gold and when buy from the RCM you know you are purchasing the best gold on the planet, prroid.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

A Good gift for Brithday

By Colleen the Woman

from Vancouver bc

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

    It is a good gift for brithday although it is a small coin. The presentation isso funny and makes think about the din out festival in Jan 2016.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Golden Lobster

    By Razi the Collector

    from Oakville, ON, Canada

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Collection
    • Gift For Adult

    Comments about 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

    It's a beautiful coin but too expensive. It could be little more heavy and thick keeping the price same.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gold Lobster Coin

    By sammysox

    from Ontario

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Special Occasion

      Comments about 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

      This coin is comprised of a beautifully drawn Lobster that looks just like the real thing.It is well crafted and fits in well with similar coins that have been produced that last few years.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Coin!

      By Chris Collier

      from Gowan Brae, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Maritime Coin
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Holiday Gift
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

        Being from PEI, I know how important the lobster industry is here in Atlantic Canada. This is a great tribute to the mighty Atlantic Lobster.
        I'm not a serious collector or anything. But I like to buy some coins from RMC when I can afford it. Most likely will get passed down to my nephew/niece.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        love it

        By flying dutchman

        from quinty west ont.can

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

          all portraits are connected to our cuntry

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          rock lobster!

          By Dr. Goldfinger

          from River John Nova Scotia

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Special Occasion

          Comments about 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

          I liked the design, I was a bit turned off by the size, Maybe if the dimensions was given like 10mm X 1((( just a example ))), but I bought 2 because I wanted some gold coins in my collection. I am going to buy some more but, I got my 2 Rock Lobsters! I'll be buying some more gold and silver. Maybe gold and silver together, but never any plated.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Loved the coin

          By None

          from B.C. Canada

          About Me Bargain Hunter

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Great Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Holiday Gift
            • Special Occasion
            • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

            Comments about 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

            Just love to collect these little coins.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Definitely would buy again.

            By Heather

            from North Bay, ON

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Holiday Gift
              • Special Occasion

              Comments about 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

              Perfect gift for seafood lover.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome gold coin

              By Lightning fury

              from vancouver

              About Me Quality Driven

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Too Small

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Lobster - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

                Great small gold coin. Very happy with it but wished it was bigger. Overall, great coin.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                Specifications

                • No.142775
                • Mintage7,500
                • Composition99.99% pure gold
                • Finishproof
                • Weight (g) 1.27
                • Diameter (mm) 13.92
                • Edgeserrated
                • Certificateserialized
                • Face value50 cents
                • ArtistEmily Damstra (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)