1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Three-Dimensional Breaching Whale - Mintage: 7,500 (2017)
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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Three-Dimensional Breaching Whale – Mintage: 7,500 (2017)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Three-Dimensional Breaching Whale – Mintage: 7,500 (2017)

$117.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

THE MINT'S FIRST TRUE 3D COIN EVER! Unique printing and embossing bring unprecedented dimension to the engraved design! Order today!

Few sights are as electrifying as a breaching whale, and this coin features one of the most iconic species that can be witnessed off Canada's east and west coasts. For the first time ever, we combined a unique printing and embossing process to create a 3D whale that appears to be launching itself right off the surface of the coin to jawdropping effect.

Exquisitely detailed and a must-have for all whale watchers! Order today!

Special features:
  • THE MINT'S FIRST TRUE 3D COIN EVER! Unique printing and embossing bring unprecedented dimension to the engraved design! Order today!
  • SIMPLY STUNNING! Let yourself be captivated by the sight of a humpback whale as it launches itself out of its engraved environment and beyond the coin's surface!
  • ARTISTIC FUSION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AND SKILFUL ENGRAVING! This inventive approach incorporates a unique printing and embossing process that brings unprecedented dimension to the beautifully engraved design.
  • BRIMMING WITH TEXTURE AND DETAILS! From the embossed bumps on the 3D whale to the artistically engraved ripples along the surface of the water, the design of your coin has eye-catching texture and details!
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 7,500 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone!
  • ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Matt Bowen, your coin features a three-dimensional depiction of a breaching humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in all of its breathtaking splendour. Engraved in outstanding detail, the background depicts the waters off Canada's coastline, where a lighthouse can be found on the headland rocks in the distance. The surface of the ocean is itself filled with magnificent detail, alternating between soft waves and the smooth ripples caused by the whale's sudden emergence. But the star of the show is undeniably the whale itself: fashioned through a thermoforming process, the embossed whale stirs up foamy waves and a stream of ocean spray as it launches itself almost clear out of the water! Colour highlights the rough textural details along its tremendous pectoral fins, as well as the distinctive bumps on its head and neck. Throughout the design, light is cleverly conveyed by the coin's silver surface, which shines like sunlight on a bright summer day.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

Reviews

I would purchase this as a gift

4

I collect sets and ones I like. The whale looks a little cheap

Duane the collector

Keswick ridge

Yes

Beautiful 3D coin

5

A beautiful and original 3D coin

Ilderrook

Ilderton

Yes

Nice coin.

3

It celebrates sealife but clearly would be much more collectible if the whale were glass.

Chris

Denver, Colorado.

No

THis is one of many I will buy

5

It is unique, to me it is colorful, makes a attractive coin to my collection

Terry

Winnipeg Manitoba

Yes

Awesome!

5

My daughter loves whales. Perfect gift. Looks much, much better than how it is displayed on website. Real eye-catcher.

Maria

Toronto, Ontario

Yes

Disappointed

1

I was very disappointed with this coin. Since Mint makes it so difficult to return coins, I guess I am stuck with it. On the website, It looked neat. I thought it was a new technology they were using. Little did i know it was some film stuck on a coin. It looked like something I could have done.

scrappy

Ontario, canada

No

Good intention, maybe.

1

Looks great on the web only. Reality is so disappointing. Returned it.

Daniel

Montreal, Qc.

No

Spectacular!

5

This coin is amazing! I was very impressed when I opened the box! I am shocked to see all the negative reviews. The background of the coin is brilliant and very detailed. The photo on the website doesn't do this coin justice as far as detail and brilliance. Many complain about the whale being made out of PET film...I never even noticed! Who is looking at this coin from the side?? A pretty bizarre way to view a coin! When viewed from the front (as it should be) the 3D detail is very effective. I truly loved this coin from the moment I laid eyes on it. Another win for the Royal Canadian Mint!

Clayton

British Columbia

Yes

Sadly Disappointed

1

The coin I received had a 2mm glob of glue between the coin and the PET film. The PET film was not angled at all from the surface of the coin. It was instead parallel to the coin and flat so the effect was 2D on 2D. IF the film was angled and CURVED, and the bottom edge was touching the coin, I would have kept the it. But, as it is, paying $18 more for a picture 2mm above the coin is not worth it.

PMA

Ontario

No

Very Disappointed

1

Very disappointed with this so called "3D". The pictures on the website give misleading impression. Now everyone must know they can cut and paste films to their coin collection to make "unique 3D" coins. Nice try.

F.G.

Sask

No

1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Three-Dimensional Breaching Whale – Mintage: 7500 (2017)

2.6 18

38.9

Is there a bezel available for this 38mm coin?

Jackson

Thank you for your question. We do not have a bezel for a 38mm coin.

Uyen (Product Team)

Hi, Can the capsule be opened?

pyt

Yes, the capsule can be open but we advise that you do not open the capsule. By opening the capsule, you risk of damaging the coin.

Uyen (Product Team)

Is the whale made of paper?

Diana

The whale is made from PET film.

Uyen (Product Team)

What is the whale made of

Jacob

The Whale is made from PET film.

Uyen (Product Team)

How strongly Fused is the Whale to the Coin ?

Leo

Thank you for your question. Extensive testing have been done to ensure the whale will not separate from the coin.

Uyen (Product Team)

Is the obverse of the actually whale on the coin equally detailed as the face side?

thejourneyman

Thank you for your question. The face side is the most detailed side of the whale.

Uyen (Product Team)

What is the whale (and water) made of?

Curtis

Thank you for your question. The whale is made from PET film.

Uyen (Product Team)

Is the whale a different material / alloy ? Is the whale fully intregated with coin or glued on? Cheers David

toolmaker

Thank you for your question. The whale is made from PET film and it is glued onto to the coin. Extensive testing have been done to ensure the whale does not detached from the coin.

Uyen (Product Team)

the coin is in a little case

lol xd

Specifications

  • No.156549
  • Mintage7,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistMatt Bowen (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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