1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Under the Sea: Seahorse – Mintage: 7,500 (2017)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Under the Sea: Seahorse – Mintage: 7,500 (2017)

$151.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
Canada and US only

A MINT FIRST! Seahorse crafted in one-of-a-kind glass! Order today!

The sea has its secrets, for beneath the ocean waves lies a hidden realm filled with enchantment and wonders of all shapes and sizes! This colourful underwater paradise is home to awe-inspiring creatures such as the diminutive seahorse (Hippocampus), whose unique appearance is artfully showcased in the first of a three-coin series that combines colour, engraving and beautifully sculpted glass elements.

A must-have addition to your nature or animal coin display! Order today!

Special features:
  • NEW SERIES! Your coin is the first of three 99.99% pure silver coins in an exquisite new series called Under The Sea, which features some of the marvels found in Canadian waters!
  • A MINT FIRST! The seahorse-shaped glass element is the result of a laborious handcrafted process in which different colours of glass rods (stringers) are layered and fused together to form a colourful mosaic that reveals the final image when sliced, also known as a mosaic murrini.
  • EACH GLASS PIECE IS A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART! The handcrafted nature of both the murrini element and its glass enclosure make each coin unique.
  • UNIQUE GLASS EMBELLISHMENT! Despite its delicate appearance, the glass embellishment is sculpted from borosilicate glass, which is highly resilient yet lightweight.
  • ARTFULLY INTEGRATES THE ILLUSION OF WATER! In the background, the coin's silver surface is artfully integrated to create the illusion of water, while the eye-catching colour adds vibrancy to the engraved design.
  • AN ARTISTIC COLLABORATION! Your coin was the collaboration of two artists! The pure silver coin was designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, while the glass embellishment was handcrafted by Canadian glass artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay!
  • ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 7,500 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone!


Designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, your coin offers a glimpse of the hidden underwater world off Canada's Atlantic Coast, thanks to its depiction of a shallow sea grass habitat. The application of vivid coloured enamel over the detailed engraving recreates the textured rocks, seashells and swaying green grasses that line the sandy ocean floor. To the right, a handcrafted glass embellishment by Canadian glass artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay contains a striking seahorse-shaped mosaic murrini element. The mosaic-based approach to this glass art technique lends itself well to recreating the seahorse's speckled colouring, while other features such as its bony armour, pointed snout and curled tail are equally captured in extraordinary detail. The murrini piece has its own protection thanks to its resilient glass enclosure sculpted from borosilicate glass.


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

Order your coin today!


A very neat product


It wows those who see it.

City nut

Chilliwack, B.C. Canada


Unique coin


Great addition to my collection.


New York


Beautiful capsule


The seahorse in the capsules is not only beautifully designed, but looks gorgeous with the coin backdrop. A unique piece!

Quality driven



1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Under the Sea: Seahorse – Mintage: 7500 (2017)

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What is the value of a 1979 mint set never out of case with 2 one dollar coins


Hello Kathy and thank you for submitting your question. While the set may have gained value over the years, the set must be appraised or evaluated. Unfortunately, the Mint does not offer services of coin evaluation or appraisal. We suggest that you consult coin dealers to help determine the value of the set. To find a dealer near you, use our Dealer Locator tool:

Chantal (Customer Service)


  • No.154338
  • Mintage7,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistMaurice Gervais (reverse), Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay (glass embellishment), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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