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2 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Golden Reflections - Predator and Prey: Orca and Sea Lions - Mintage: 2,500 (2019)

2 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Golden Reflections - Predator and Prey: Orca and Sea Lions - Mintage: 2,500 (2019)

$199.95 CAD
Mintage: 2,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only
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Features artwork by an award-winning Canadian wildlife artist! Order today!

The Golden Reflections: Predator and Prey series celebrates wildlife, a favorite theme among collectors. Award-winning Canadian wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock authors the design of this series. Every coin is masterfully engraved and plated in gold. Every coin features a scene with animals that are characteristic to the Canadian fauna. The first focuses on orcas and sea lions: predator and prey native to the Pacific coast. Against the backdrop of the gorgeous Canadian wilderness, these two constitute a dynamic composition. The Reflections theme transpires in the gorgeous ripples of water that make otherwise still scenes feel as though they come to life.

Enjoy Canadian wildlife? Order our fully gold-plated silver coin featuring an orca and sea lions today!

Special features:
  • FIRST IN A THREE COIN SERIES! Every coin features a scene with animals that are characteristic to the Canadian fauna.
  • ORDER THE 3-COIN SUBSCRIPTION TO GET $70 IN VALUE! When you subscribe to The Golden Reflections: Predator and Prey series, you will save $30 off your third coin, and you'll receive a free collector case with your first coin ($40 value). The three coins in the series are:
    • Orca and Sea Lions (priced at $199.95)
    • Wolves and Elk (priced at $199.95)
    • Snowy Owl and Greater White-fronted Geese (priced at $169.95 - save $30)
  • FULLY GOLD PLATED! Golden Reflections refers to the coin's full gold plating (as designated by the [P] mark under the Queen's effigy on the obverse) and the design's use of reflections on water. It uses conventional minting technology to reproduce a captivating work of art.
  • ARTWORK BY AWARD-WINNING CANADIAN WILDLIFE ARTIST! W. Allan Hancock masters his particular trade. His artworks have been prominently featured across Canada and abroad since the early 1990s.
  • REMARKABLE DIMENSIONS! The 50 mm diameter shape of the coin makes it a substantial piece within your collection. The larger size allows coin lovers to enjoy the intricate details of the artwork.
  • ELEGANT PACKAGING! The coin comes within a clamshell with a black beauty box. The packaging highlights the elegance of the engraved art and makes for a sophisticated presentation.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 2,500 coins worldwide.
  • TWO OZ. PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from two ounces of 99.99% pure silver.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

Featuring the mastery of Canadian wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock, this fully gold-plated pure silver coin is a work of art. The dynamic composition is rich in depth and contrast. A massive orca occupies the foreground as it cuts through the beautifully rendered waves. Striking as it is, the orca is a vicious hunter, and its hunger is a force to be reckoned with. Upon the rocks behind sit his prey, three sea lions. The background fades into a forest, and the gazing sea lions remain unaware of the danger lurking beneath the water. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

The Golden Reflections: Predator and Prey series celebrates wildlife, a favorite theme among collectors. Award-winning Canadian wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock authors the design of this series. Every coin is masterfully engraved and plated in gold. Every coin features a scene with animals that are characteristic to the Canadian fauna. The first focuses on orcas and sea lions: predator and prey native to the Pacific coast. Against the backdrop of the gorgeous Canadian wilderness, these two constitute a dynamic composition. The Reflections theme transpires in the gorgeous ripples of water that make otherwise still scenes feel as though they come to life.

About the Artist:

W. Allan Hancock has dedicated his life to art since his early years. A full-time self-employed artist since 1995, he has a multitude of achievements in his Curriculum Vitae. He has designed the Orca and Sea Lions coin based on a photograph he captured on Canada's west coast.

Featuring the mastery of Canadian wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock, this fully gold-plated pure silver coin is a work of art. The dynamic composition is rich in depth and contrast. A massive orca occupies the foreground as it cuts through the beautifully rendered waves. Striking as it is, the orca is a vicious hunter, and its hunger is a force to be reckoned with. Upon the rocks behind sit his prey, three sea lions. The background fades into a forest, and the gazing sea lions remain unaware of the danger lurking beneath the water. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • A diverse ecosystem: Canada is home to an estimated 140,000 species including 194 types of mammals, 426 varieties of birds, 42 kinds of reptiles and amphibians, and 1,100 sorts of fish.
  • Predator and prey: Orcas generally hunt in packs. Sometimes, they will hunt alone for smaller and slower targets. Sea lions are among their prey.
  • Canadian oceans: Canada's coastal landscape includes three oceans: the Atlantic, the Arctic and the Pacific. Uncommon in the first two, orcas mostly thrive off the southern coast of British Columbia.

Packaging:

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

W. Allan Hancock has dedicated his life to art since his early years. A full-time self-employed artist since 1995, he has a multitude of achievements in his Curriculum Vitae. He has designed the Orca and Sea Lions coin based on a photograph he captured on Canada's west coast.

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Specifications

  • No.173078
  • Mintage2,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.69
  • Diameter (mm) 50
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value30 dollars
  • ArtistW. Allan Hancock (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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