1 oz. Pure Platinum Coin - North American Sportfish: Rainbow Trout - Mintage: 200 (2015)

1 oz. Pure Platinum Coin - North American Sportfish: Rainbow Trout - Mintage: 200 (2015)

$2,999.95 CAD
Mintage: 200
Canada and US only

The second of two premium coin releases in the North American Sportfish series! Order yours today!

Known for its penchant to leap and fight on the line, the rainbow trout is one of Canada's most popular fish species among anglers.

A native of the Pacific Basin, including parts of Asia and North America from Alaska to northern Mexico, Oncorhynchus mykiss is a popular game fish that has been introduced in many non-native locales across Canada and around the world. This beautiful species, though quite diverse in appearance depending on its habitat and diet, is normally green in colour with a spotted back and bright pink streak on its side.

This member of the salmon family averages from 50 centimetres to just under 80 centimetres in length, weighing about 3.6 kilograms—but can reach very large sizes (up to 1.2 metres and
24 kilograms) under the right conditions. Its preferred natural habitat is gravel-bottomed, cool rivers and streams or lakes with sufficient vegetation for predatory coverage. Rainbow trout require fast-moving gravel-bottomed streams for spawning. Generally, river dwellers are not as large as lake dwellers.

Rainbow trout are strong predators that feed on water and land insects, small fish, and crustaceans. They are subdivided into about fifteen sub-species, including steelhead, which are the salt-water variety of rainbow trout. Steelhead bear genetic variations that allow them to adapt to life in salt water—a process known as smoltification. They are born in fresh water and return to their birthplace to spawn after undergoing this physiological adaptation to salt water. They are also iteroparous, which means they can spawn several times over their lifetime. Unlike their freshwater cousins, they are entirely silver in colour.

An exciting gift for the anglers and sports lovers in your life! Order yours today!

Special features:
•   This beautifully detailed platinum coin is struck with an arresting image of one of North America's most sought-after sport fish.
•   A variety of finishes and delicate engraving techniques have been used to highlight the intricate details of the fish.
•   Second of two premium releases in the North American Sportfish series. The first featured the largemouth bass struck in stunning gold!
•   A very low mintage of only 200 makes this coin especially exclusive.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater, your coin presents a portrait of a rainbow trout in its natural habitat. The image centres around the rainbow trout, viewed from its left side. The front of its body is angled toward the viewer while its tail curls behind it and to the left in the background. This presentation highlights the trout's unique torpedo-shaped body with small head, characteristic speckling, and shaded stripe along its side. The fish hovers near a fallen tree branch, which fills the background, in a shallow, gravel-bottomed river.

Did you know…
•   To spawn, female rainbow trout dig a small depression in the gravel bottom of a pool in a shallow, fast-moving stream. To dig this small nest, the trout turns on her side and uses her tail to clear the depression from the riverbed. As she releases several thousand eggs into the gravel, a male fertilizes them. She then covers the fertilized eggs with gravel to keep them safe until they hatch between one and two months later.
•   Rainbow trout are particular favourites of fly-fishing anglers.
•   Rainbow trout have sharp upper teeth but no lower teeth.

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

Order your coin today!

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I would buy this coin again


Great gift

Jim the runner

San Jose, Ontario


A realistically stunning portrayal!


Always was interested in a platinum coin for my collection and knew it would have to be special. Took one look at this Rainbow Trout coin and knew I had found that special one. Both the Trout itself and the environment it exists in are brought to life in this exciting coin. Very special to those who have invested some time in fishing for this great sport-fish. The artistry here is superb; a perfect creation. Thanks

Bailey B.



1 oz. Pure Platinum Coin - North American Sportfish: Rainbow Trout - Mintage: 200 (2015)

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  • No.143924
  • Mintage200
  • Composition99.95% pure platinum
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.16
  • Diameter (mm) 30
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value300 dollars
  • ArtistCurtis Atwater (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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