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1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

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1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

 
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$129.95 CAD
7500
Canada and US only

Second coin in the series! Order today!

The seahorse is one of the most fascinating creatures in the sea, and the province of Nova Scotia is fortunate to have one species of this extraordinary fish living along its coastline. It's the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus), and its unique characteristics go far beyond its horse-like head, including a tail like a monkey; changing colours (and shapes!) like a chameleon; and a brood pouch like a kangaroo on the males so they can hatch and raise as many as 700 fry until they know how to swim!

The seahorse's eyes are reminiscent of a chameleon's and can also swivel about independently. Fish scales have been replaced by a bony armour that covers the seahorse's body in a series of rings, and the small dorsal fin, used for small amounts of propulsion, makes it easy to envision why this fish is not a good swimmer and needs a strong, monkey-like tail to pull itself around in the seaweed or coral.

An exceptional collectible with the heightened prestige of 99.99% pure gold that's also accessible for the budget-conscious. Order yours today!

Special features:
•   Your coin is the 2nd coin in the Sea Creatures series!
•   Superior craftsmanship captures the seahorse's bony armour in exquisite texture and detail.
•   A wonderful keepsake to discover and cherish the lined seahorse, the fascinating "fish" that's anything but.
•   A unique gift for proud Nova Scotians and other Canadians; nature and animal lovers; scuba divers, sailors; anyone who appreciates the countless marvels of the sea.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Emily Damstra who has created a stunningly detailed side profile of a female lined seahorse that clearly shows why this unique fish was named after a horse, but with a more tube-like snout that sucks up prey like a straw.

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

Other related coins:

•   1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Starfish - Mintage: 10,000 (2013)

Order your coin today!

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Royal Canadian Mint1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Unique (6)
  • Good value (4)
  • Great quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (4)
  • Gift for child (3)
  • Holiday gift (3)
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    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Creatures Great and Small

By Tall Bro

from Vancouver

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Gift For Child
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

    The design and the proportion of this coin are amazing. The details, although small, are very intricate. I love this little sea horse!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent detail and value

    By SoCal Trojans

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Collector

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Value
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Collection
      • Gift For Adult
      • Gift For Child
      • Holiday Gift

      Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

      Although the coin is small, the detail is very sharp. I really love seahorses, so this design appealed to me and the price was quite good.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      glad i bought it

      By Sheephead Bob

      from Daytona Beach, FL

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Child
        • Sons Collection

        Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

        I find this series of coins to be easily collectable, the price is fair. They are small but attractive and of course are gold. I have no problems with the packaging as the coins were well centered in their case. Overall I am satisfied with the product.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Love it.

        By Mom of Two

        from Mississuaga, Ontario

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Great Quality
        • Love The Nautical Theme
        • Unique Small Coin

        Cons

        • Bad Coin Mounting

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Holiday Gift

        Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

        I love the design of this coin and it is an affordable way to start collecting. I think the mint did not do a good job mounting this coin. If it is going to be in a case, put it in straight. The other packaging is beautiful.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Must Have.

        By John Bull.

        from VERNON .B.C.

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Too Small

        Best Uses

          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

          As a collector find this a valuable piece.
          Workmanship, quality and, price are worth it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          seahorse

          By steve

          from toronto, on.

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

          a perfect gift for anybody or any occasion.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Poor packaging

          By Collector

          from Vancouver, BC

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1/25 oz. Pure Gold Coin - Sea Creatures: Seahorse - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

              Just like the starfish, the coin is not set evenly in the plastic holder, so not suitable for display. I had to order the starfish 3 times to get one that was set more or less evenly in the holder. Hopefully i will not have to go through that inconvenience again with this one. They need to get this issue sorted out. Tthe coin itself is lovely.

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              • No

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              • No.130206
              • Mintage7500
              • Composition99.99% pure gold
              • Finishproof
              • Weight (g) 1.27
              • Diameter (mm) 13.92
              • Edgeserrated
              • Certificateserialized
              • Face value50 cents
              • ArtistEmily Damstra (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)