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1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Geometric Fauna: Orcas - Mintage: 6,000 (2018)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Geometric Fauna: Orcas - Mintage: 6,000 (2018)

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$104.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,000
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Combines two different art styles that captures an orca’s majestic beauty! Order today!

The black-and-white orca (Orcinus orca) is a sight to behold in our coastal waters, where a sleek dorsal fin breaching the ocean’s surface is the first sign of its presence. Steeped in the myths and legends of the Pacific Coast, the largest member of the dolphin family (Delphinidae) is a powerful marine predator—one known for complex social behaviours and astounding aerial displays that suggest a gregarious nature.

Continue or start your beautiful geometric fauna collection! Order today!

Special features:
  • LOWER MINTAGE THAN PREVIOUS POLYGON ART COLLECTION! Hurry and order your orcas coin or order the entire series through the subscription!
  • FINAL COIN IN 3-COIN SERIES! Your orcas coin continues a superb series of wildlife portraits that takes a more contemporary approach to design, by merging a realistic depiction with one based on pure geometry! Previous coins in the series include:
    • Grey Wolves (priced at $104.95, available on mint.ca—while supplies last!)
    • Snowy Owls (priced at $104.95, available on mint.ca—while supplies last!)
  • ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF A 3-COIN SUBSCRIPTION! While supplies last, order the 3-coin subscription to ensure you receive all three coins in the series, one coin per month! Your credit card is charged only when your coin ships!
  • CALCULATED CRAFTSMANSHIP! Each of these beloved icons of the Canadian wilderness is comprised of carefully positioned polygon shapes that are characteristic of low poly art, before merging with a more true-to-life depiction.
  • LAVISH COLOUR! The effect of golden sunlight splashing across the coastal landscape is brought to life by an outstanding application of bold colours over precision-engraved relief—a combination that effectively transforms a flat image into a multi-layered work of art!
  • A VARIETY OF FINISHES! Precisely engraved to ensure crisp lines, each polygon shape is set apart by different finishing techniques that mimic light and shadows, which adds yet another realistic touch to the stylized image.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • WORLD-CLASS CRAFTSMANSHIP! Only 6,000 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone!
  • 1 OZ. 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin has no GST/HST!

Design:

Designed by Claude Thivierge, your coin combines two different art styles to capture the majestic beauty and strength of a cultural icon. On Canada’s Pacific Coast, the fjord-like coastline basks in the golden glow of sunlight, which spills into the ocean and illuminates the upper depths. The scene is split between our world and the orca’s underwater realm, where two pod members are rendered in a low poly art style; in spite of their geometric nature, the precision-engraved polygons are each carefully positioned to re-create the orca’s rounded silhouette as it easily moves through the water. A burst of movement comes from the foremost orca, which suddenly rises up above the ocean’s surface; this action simultaneously shatters the watery divide and the geometric barrier, as the breaching orca’s appearance smoothly transitions from abstract to realism above the water. The word “CANADA”, the face value “20 DOLLARS” and the year “2018” are engraved along the rim that frames much of the reverse image. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • While it is prominent in the legends and myths of the Northwest Coast, the orca is found in all three oceans that line Canada’s coasts: the eastern Arctic, the North Atlantic and the Pacific.
  • It is popular known as a “killer whale,” name given by ancient fishermen, who were impressed by its tremendous size and hunting abilities.
  • Orcas are highly social — they prefer to travel and hunt in tight-knit pods that have their own distinct dialect. Cooperative behaviours are also passed down from one generation to the next, with the entire pod caring for each calf.

Packaging:

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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Specifications

  • No.165707
  • Mintage6,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.83
  • Diameter (mm) 40
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistClaude Thivierge (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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